Date: Sat, 21 Jan 1995 16:00:18 -0500 From: Francine Frank Subject: 2 pl In all the discussion about 'you guys' as a generic plural, used by servers in restaurants, etc., I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the expression 'you folks' While 'guys' is generally heard in informal speech up here in the 'Great Northeast,' aka Albany, NY, it is very informal and I have never heard it in a restaurant where 'you folks' seems to be the preferred informality. Francine Frank University at Albany, SUNY fwf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]