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Re: New Englishisms

From:Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
Date:Sunday, March 21, 1999, 6:18
Don Blaheta wrote:

> I personally first picked it up in (of all things) my German class, where > the teacher wanted us to be clear about whether it was "you plural" or > "you singular"...
What part of the country are you from? I just got back today from a roadtrip to Washington, D.C. My friends and I were getting some food at a Pizza Hut in Gadsden, Alabama, and when the waitress came up and asked us what we'd like to order, I was almost knocked out of my seat by her accent. One interesting thing I noted, though, was how very consistently she used _y'all_: she even extended it to what I have always considered to be frozen phrases like "thank you", which for her was "thank y'all". Even though I use the pronoun all the time myself, it still struck me as kinda strange...