End of ADS-L Digest - 15 May 1996 to 16 May 1996 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 221 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. singular "we" (2) 2. interfacial engineering 3. biff 4. Yuz (3) 5. RE> Yuz 6. help subscribing to HEL-L (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 23:36:07 -0500 From: Dan Goodman Subject: singular "we" Wed, 8 May 1996 05:31:17 -0500 Natalie Maynor 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) I don't remember encountering it in other places I've lived: Ulster County NY, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Did I miss it, or have I managed (till moving to MPLS) to live in the only parts of the US where this isn't common? Meanwhile, elsewhere, a former and a current resident of Brooklyn are discussing whether Brooklynites use "youse" as a singular. Dan Goodman