Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 05:31:17 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: singular "we"
I wonder if this is found elsewhere in the Upper Midwest?
I thought singular "we" as in "we'll see you" was pretty common throughout
the U.S. I've heard it compared with the use of "y'all" in set expressions
like "y'all come back" when said to just one person. I think maybe Michael
Montgomery has made such a comparison in one of his articles on "y'all."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)