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.