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Old 2nd December 2018, 03:22 AM   #440963  /  #26
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so what you're saying is, y'all is plural for up to 4, but any more than that and you need to say alla y'all
Not saying that at all, it's purely contextual.

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is this like when black american vernacular english assigns a different meaning to "he be workin' " (he's at work) and "he workin' " (he's got a job)

disclaimer: I got that from reading Steven Pinker and it's possible I have it backward
Yeah, no idea there. I'll have to axe my black friend.
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Old 2nd December 2018, 03:24 AM   #440964  /  #27
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it was a joke but nm

eta the alla y'all comment, the black vernacular thing is something I read

eta2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa...acular_English
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Old 2nd December 2018, 03:27 AM   #440965  /  #28
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it was a joke but nm
There's no joking about the meaning of y'all.
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Old 2nd December 2018, 04:01 AM   #440966  /  #29
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Old 2nd December 2018, 04:41 AM   #440968  /  #30
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I have Florida cousins. Y'all is used when addressing one or more people. Alla Y'all is generally used only when exasperated with a group of people (for example at a picnic or bbq when trying to get people to assemble for food but they keep milling around gabbing).
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Old 2nd December 2018, 05:06 AM   #440970  /  #31
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My dad (who grew up in Mississippi) claims that y'all can be singular but I still have a huge problem with that.

I have become a fan of "y'all two". When addressing a large group of people "I need all y'all to make sure to clean up at the end of your shift, and y'all two to lock the doors after everyone leaves."
Do they laugh?
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Old 8th December 2018, 02:01 AM   #441215  /  #32
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My dad (who grew up in Mississippi) claims that y'all can be singular but I still have a huge problem with that.

I have become a fan of "y'all two". When addressing a large group of people "I need all y'all to make sure to clean up at the end of your shift, and y'all two to lock the doors after everyone leaves."
You're just adding extra syllables and words completely unnecessarily. Why would you do such a thing?
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Old 8th December 2018, 02:04 AM   #441216  /  #33
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What extra syllables? Y'all has the same number of syllables as you.
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Old 8th December 2018, 02:16 AM   #441217  /  #34
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Brits prolly stutter the A
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Old 8th December 2018, 03:21 AM   #441224  /  #35
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: Southwest Atlantica
As children my Jersey step-kids could not distinguish-ably pronounce full, fool and fuel.
All 3 sounded like "fool", which I think is more common in childhood than not.
Thankfully they learned their proper pronunciation, but still have NJ and NY accents.
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Old 9th December 2018, 01:37 AM   #441243  /  #36
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Old 9th December 2018, 02:19 AM   #441247  /  #37
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Old 9th December 2018, 05:08 AM   #441256  /  #38
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My dad (who grew up in Mississippi) claims that y'all can be singular but I still have a huge problem with that.

I have become a fan of "y'all two". When addressing a large group of people "I need all y'all to make sure to clean up at the end of your shift, and y'all two to lock the doors after everyone leaves."
i imagine that if you start with ya'll you have see it through. you couldn't say y'all need to do this, and then you two folks need to do this. Have to keep it uniform.
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Old 9th December 2018, 05:11 AM   #441257  /  #39
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My dad (who grew up in Mississippi) claims that y'all can be singular but I still have a huge problem with that.

I have become a fan of "y'all two". When addressing a large group of people "I need all y'all to make sure to clean up at the end of your shift, and y'all two to lock the doors after everyone leaves."
i imagine that if you start with ya'll you have see it through. you couldn't say y'all need to do this, and then you two folks need to do this. Have to keep it uniform.
wait, maybe that does sound more normal than what you said

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Old 9th December 2018, 05:15 AM   #441258  /  #40
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I have Florida cousins. Y'all is used when addressing one or more people. Alla Y'all is generally used only when exasperated with a group of people (for example at a picnic or bbq when trying to get people to assemble for food but they keep milling around gabbing).
y'all need to shut up and listen!


That does seem like it would gather more attention, and makes it slightly funny, so it wouldn't be rude
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Old 9th December 2018, 08:29 PM   #441279  /  #41
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folks? i reckon you are off the rails there.
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Old 10th December 2018, 12:33 AM   #441282  /  #42
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Old 14th December 2018, 05:45 AM   #441477  /  #43
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folks? i reckon you are off the rails there.
See it would have been better if you said y'all
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