Saturday, April 28, 2012

A - Z Challenge Letter Y = Y'all

This is how it's done....
Happy Saturday... All Y'all!

14 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

That was funny and helpful :)

Shelly said...

I use it multiple times every day. If I knew who the chief of grammar police was, I'd lobby to have y'all officially added as the newest pronoun.

Thisisme. said...

Brilliant and gave me a smile today, even though it was a tired smile!! Well, at least I shall know the form now when I come a-visiting!!

Shady Del Knight said...

Mrs. Shady's sister and her family live in 'Bama and when they come to visit they use the "Y" word a lot. They also use the word "babe" as a generic 'fits all" nickname. They call me and everybody else "babe." When it's time for them to leave and go back home I always give them what I think is a proper send-off: "Y'all come back now, hear?" (Why do I get nothing but blank stares? Should I have said "All Y'all"? )

Darlene said...

Very helpful information. WE lived in NC for such a short time that the southern language wasn't ingrained into me. Once in a while I'll say y'all, but it doesn't sound as good with a northern accent. I resort back to "you guys".

Bossy Betty said...

I've got it! Finally! Thanks for the lesson.

Dana said...

Very funny! I absolutely loved this post. :)

Karen Walker said...

This sure made me smile. I'm a Northerner (ex-New Yorker) married to a down home Southern boy (Texan).
Karen

Life 101 said...

Yep. But when you're talking about the folks at your mother's house it's --I'm going to see mama-n-'em.
R

orchid said...

Dearst Sush,
Oh, it made me think for a while as not being English speaking person p;)

I will guess;
Only for one person "you"
More than 2 people to 4 people "Y'all"
more than 5 people "All Y'all"
in Sothern part of America.

Haha, I hope I got it right (^^;)

Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

Misha Gericke said...

Most enlightening. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Janna said...

After living in NC for 4 years, I still wasn't sure when All Y'all was appropriate. Thanks for clearing it up :)

christine donee said...

Living in Los Angeles provides many funny looks when I say, "y'all." But it's something I'll never stop saying!

Chatty Crone said...

Y'all know that is the truth down here - don't yah? sandie