Date: Sat, 7 May 1994 20:21:34 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: y'all

I hope someone surrounded by y'all-speakers is collecting data from students

and the locale. Would spouses use 'y'all' to refer to each other in conver-

Although I'm not formally gathering data, I did ask close to 100 students

earlier this semester if any of them had ever used singular "y'all" or

had ever heard it used in a clearly singular context by a native Southerner.

I got 100% no's.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]