Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 22:27:00 CDT
From: Beth Lee Simon BLSIMON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MACC.WISC.EDU
Subject: Re: 2 pl
I use "you guys", esp in mixed groups.
But, what is you guys' first take on this:
Someone on another list, in her reply to a question about why the list
seemed quiet this weekend, said/wrote/posted:
"But remember, lots of our guys are not in the eastern time zone."
My immediate understanding was that she meant, the males on the list, and
I was confused about why she would only mention the males. It was only
when I considered it, that I understood "our guys" to mean all of us.
Is "our guys" gender specific for anyone else?
One other "guys" question: I use "you guys when the group I'm addressing
is pretty clearly younger than I am.