Date: Sun, 22 Oct 1995 10:11:18 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: y'all are crazy > earlier), that "all" in "y'all" (why not "yall" by the way) has already ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Good question. The answer in my case is old habit of spelling it "y'all." I do find Michael Montgomery's suggestions convincing that it is not a contraction of "you-all," however. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]