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,so
>> not all of it is fun.
> Funnily, a strret here in Colorado is also supposed to hold thattitle:
>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)