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Re: USAGE: double modals (was Re: negativity)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Thursday, February 10, 2005, 21:19
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 08:53:38 -0600, Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...> wrote:
> > It's possible. I've certainly noticed native Chicagoans, and > even New Yorkers, using other Southernisms like <y'all>. But <y'all> > is in an unusually favored position, since it slips right into a gap > in the paradigm, and those who use it tend to use it all the time. >
This has crept into my speech from my Highschool days where all of us (Native Californians) picked it via popular music. I still use it when I switch into the mode I use when among peers roughly my age). Funnily enough, I had a Texan tell us we aren't supposed to use "y'all", as if it's something only Texans can claim. It seems to me though that a lot of New Englanders and Northern East Coast people tend to dislike hearing it.