Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 17:34:48 CDT From: Natalie Maynor 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 yet... --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]