Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 08:45:37 -0500 From: No Name Given Subject: Re: y'all I was told yesterday by an informant currently providing tableside service in a New Hampshire restaurant that "waitron" is used by the staff in a self-consciously derisive manner to refer to the way they are treated all- too-frequently by customers: not really humans but automatons. The stress is often on the second syllable for emphasis. I have heard y'all used in the singular on occasion, but only in Texas. There's a related Appalachian form, "y'uns," which can be used when addressing one person but refers to their whole family; "Y'uns come to the house."