Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 17:34:48 CDT

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

Subject: Re: y'all

And therein may lie a potential bridge, one that some speakers in other

dialect areas may have already crossed: Oklahoma? Parts of Texas? And

maybe parts of Louisiana:

In Louisiana I have met an individual who claims to use singular

y'all in all types of registers, not just those related to service

Eek. It's getting close. First the boll weevils crossed the river

(in spite of guards stopping all cars coming across the bridge at

Vicksburg); then armadillos swam over; next thing you know singular

y'all is gonna come sneaking into Mississippi. But it's not here


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]