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 Posted: Fri Oct 10th, 2008 11:32 pm
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Actually, I don't think a contraction for "you all" exists.

You really are bored, aren't you.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 10th, 2008 11:35 pm
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I think, speaking as an English teacher, it's probably y'all, if it actually was a word. I guess it'd be slang. . .

Have you tried watching paint dry, JDC??

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 Posted: Sat Oct 11th, 2008 12:15 am
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Ya'll it is.

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Someone hire this man fast !!!! Planting cactus so you can hoe it up? You need to find work soon. Although bet your Daddy is glad to have you around the ranch working so hard.
Miss Susan

Think my Mama said Y'all



 Posted: Sat Oct 11th, 2008 01:27 am
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JDC

Must not be an OU or a TU fan. Because if you were you would'nt be wasting your time with this poll.

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Here's a Web site that might help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yall

My take, for what it's worth. 'Y'all' makes the most sense to me, seeing that it's a commonsense (to me, at least) contraction from the words 'you' and 'all.'

'Ya'll' doesn't quite make it for me. First off, you have to accept that 'ya' is somebody's colloquialism for 'you'. And then, the apostrophe is eliminating the 'a' from 'all.' And the whole point of 'y'all' is to include 'all.' Unless, of course, you prefer 'ya'll,' which does have 'all' in it, except that 'all' is therefore incorrectly punctuated by the apostrophe.

Anyway, where I come from in Pennsylvania, it was always 'youz guys.'



 Posted: Sat Oct 11th, 2008 01:32 pm
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Youz got that right, Pvt!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 17th, 2008 06:50 pm
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Damn Yankees still trying to tell us how it's done.

Well ya'll can screw up Pennsylvania and Illinois if you want, but don't mess with us, ya'hear?

;)



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Pvt. - In Western PA, 'youz guys' is 'younz'.  I have no idea how that term evolved.  Fortunately it didn't creep its way down the Appalachians or I would be hearing "younz all" in Western NC.  The only good thing about leaving West PA was leaving 'younz' behind.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 17th, 2008 11:40 pm
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That's okay. I understand your feelings, y'all, considering what happened to youz guys the last time youz were up here in PA at a little crossroads on the way to Harrisburg. . .  :)

Pam

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