Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 22:27:00 CDT From: Beth Lee Simon 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. Beth