Date: Sat, 14 Jan 1995 13:00:16 -0500
From: Ron Rabin RABINRL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SNYBUFAA.CS.SNYBUF.EDU
Subject: Re: 2 pl.
"Yous" in quite common in Buffalo, NY (here spelled "youze") among people with
Irish and Polish but not Italian ancestry (our three major ethic groups).
I read somewhere yous is carryover from Irish Gaelic second person plural
pronoun that was picked up by some, although not all, who were learning
English at the same time and heard the "example."
Buffalo State College