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Re: Epicene pronoun (was: French (was: Optimum number of symbols))

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, May 26, 2002, 22:52
"Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> Seriously, for me, "you" is only unspecified for number in upper > register discourse.
Come to think about it, I think that's probably true for me. If referring to multiple people I'll use "y'all" or "you guys" or "you two" if it's two people (in fact, for me, "y'all" is specifically 3 or more), or "ya", but never "you" unless speaking formally. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42