Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 14:45:52 CST
From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: y'all singular, not!
In Message Mon, 24 Jan 1994 22:29:32 -0700,
Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]arizvms.bitnet writes:
So far, though, I have not heard anyone arguing that we is not
REALLY first person plural because certain English speakers have been
discovered using it in direct reference to an addressee as second person
No, but it is often called the editorial or royal `we'
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