Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 09:48:46 EDT From: Mark Ingram Subject: Re: y'all Larry 'n' Dennis : Y'all should not be trounced upon, pounced upon or otherwise abused for noting that people use y'all in the sg. It happens every day. I am a native Kentuckian and I note other Kyans using it to indicate politeness or diffusion of responsibility. There is sometimes a presumption of a person or people in the background. I use it with clerks at the hardware store. Last week a cafeteria worker y'alled me and then ended it with "Honey". I kinda like it. :-) Mark Ingram Lexington, Ky. maingr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]