End of ADS-L Digest - 21 Jan 1995 to 22 Jan 1995 ************************************************ There are 6 messages totalling 150 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. you guys 2. Unsubscribe 3. TV and dialect (3) 4. 2 pl ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 22 Jan 1995 21:29:03 -0800 From: Anton Sherwood 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. Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]netcom.com