Saturday, July 29, 2006
In the South, y'all is singular; all y'all is plural.
"In the South, y'all is singular; all y'all is plural."
Mrs. Jim says that isn't right, y'all is plural in itself and you don't have to say all y'all. South Southern Education Life
Her southernish never has y'all for singular, because all is plural. I don't argue with Mrs. Jim about Southern things because she is from Louisiana.
Any thoughts here? If you aren't a Southerner, your opinion will be somewhat discounted.
and I would have to say that y'all is plural and all y'all is just plain assnine:)
p.s. They tell me "y'all" can be used as singular or plural, but "all y'all" is definitely plural.
"Ya'll" is plural.
"Ya'll all" is for emphasis, such as in, "Ya'll all be sure and visit her."
"All ya'll" is for urgent emphasis, such as, "All ya'll stop hitting your sister RIGHT NOW!"
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