Date: Sun, 22 Jan 1995 21:29:03 -0800
From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM
Subject: you guys
Tim Frazer wrote:
Some may find it sexist, but for years I've heard groups of
adolescent and college women call each other "you guys."
I think. Do I imagine that?
Douglas Hofstadter reported hearing a woman say that "even _guys_"
use the word `guys' for both genders.
Bill Cole saith:
. . . . "Y'all" has become pretty ubiquitous. I've
heard lots of folks in the Midwest use it. Southerners may
have started it but it's being picked up by other areas.
I never hear it, perhaps because in California we take the time
to say "you two" or "you all" or "you folks".
I would have offered "hey" until last night. "Hey" is the typical greeting
here in the South (there's disagreement if Raleigh or North Carolina is
actually in the South given the vast number of NY, NJ, MD & MA license
plates around here). But on "Mad About You" last night four people greeted
each other with "hey". Scared me.
That _is_ common in California.
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