Date: Sun, 8 May 1994 12:53:26 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: y'all In response to Don Lance and Beth Lee Simon's citations of singular y'all, has it been suggested by someone that at least in some quarters (no, not case quarters) there's an incipient spreading of the plural 2d person pronoun to the singular as a sign of formal politeness, exactly analogous to the "V" forms in Romance (etc.) and presumably to "you" in earlier English? If someone did mention this on this thread, sorry. --Larry