The future of the English second person plural (was Re: ...
|From:||Dale Morris <dmorris12@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 15, 1999, 4:34|
>Saying y'all around where I live marks you, if not as a hick, definitely
>as an outsider. I've heard people say yous, but that's looked upon
>mostly as uneducated. You guys is very popular and not looked at in any
>sort of negative light. By the way, here=southwestern connecticut
For what it's worth, "yall" is the norm around here, with "you all" and "you
guys" somewhat acceptable. "Yous" is right out. For the most part, anyone
not using "yall" is not from around here. Here being suburban Texas.