Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 08:59:49 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: y'all are crazy

All y'all just seemed like overkill to me, since I think of y'all as being

plural already, that's all.

I very definitely think of "y'all" as always plural, in spite of the hints

of evidence to the contrary. But I use "all y'all" on occasion since

"all y'all" is different from "some of y'all." Sort of like "all of us"

or "we all." I don't think anybody would think of that as overkill just

because "we" is already plural.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]