Date: Mon, 16 Jan 1995 15:56:29 -0600 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: Re: 2 pl. On Sat, 14 Jan 1995, Ron Rabin wrote: > "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." > Ron Rabin > Buffalo State College > "Youse" is stereotypical "Brooklynese" and also stereotypically Australian. Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]