Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 09:16:01 -0400 From: Merri Lisa Johnson Subject: y'all are crazy Benjamin Barrett posted John M. Jeep's query regarding a "reliable account" of the usage of "y'all" as singular. While I am not working on this topic professionally at this point, I still feel I must respond in defense of my personal dialect (I'm from Georgia). It may appear at times that "y'all" is being used in the singular, but I assure you that is not the case. I liked Tom Wharriet's explanation of the implied plural meaning "you and yours." I think that thorough research would conclude that there is always some implied or connoted plural meaning even when it might seem otherwise. Lisa Ohio University