Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 08:21:47 -0500 From: Ron Rabin Subject: Re: singular "we" 1) we as singular: I heard it growing up in Los Angeles in the 50s, at school at Berkeley in the 60s. 2) youse as singular: in Buffalo, NY, I have only heard youse as a plural form of you. I was told/read (reference long lost) that youse comes from a 2nd person plural in Irish Gaelic that found its way into English (in Ireland? in the US?) of the Irish (some identifiable subset?) and was adopted by other groups living/working with them as the others learned English in the US. In the greater Buffalo area, it's found geographically rather than ethnically, giving the borrowing theory some vague support.