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CHAT: long streets (and 2pl pronouns)

From:Jesse S. Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Saturday, March 4, 2000, 18:08
>> Yonge St. It's a very long street, the longest in the world I think,
>> not all of it is fun. > > Funnily, a strret here in Colorado is also supposed to hold that
>Colfax Ave, which stretches nearly from one side of the state to the >other longways, but ISN'T a highway.
A fellow Coloradoan! Greetings from Loveland. I'd never heard of Colfax being the longest street in the world, although when I went to Toronto they bragged about Yonge street quite a bit. Perhaps its because Colfax has always been famous for some more unsavory activities in my mind . . . . BTW, my experience with Canada was entirely positive. Much to my surprise, if you step onto a street to cross in Toronto, the cars will generally stop *for* you, instead of forcing you to scamper to the opposite sidewalk like a two-legged deer. Someone else mentioned that they use "y'all" as a 2pl pronoun on the Internet. Around here, the standard form of plural address is "you guys", which sounds like monosyllabic [jGaiz] in fast speech. If you said "y'all" you'd be made fun of. Anyway, I'd be curious to see what other conventions people around the English-speaking world use. Jesse S. Bangs Pelíran "We all think that it's kind of a drag That you have to go there to get milk in a bag" --Five Iron Frenzy (speaking of Canada, of course)