Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 21:56:35 -0500


Subject: Re: Y'all (was Re[3]: Greasy et al.)

Doesn't context matter with this, though, Natalie? I *always* use y'all as

a plural form, but I sometimes say things like, "How have y'all been,"

meaning "How have you and the other members of your family been?" I haven't

followed this thread very closely, but if Ellen was referring to the family

that owns the house at Topsail Beach, by my grammar she's correct. My

credentials as a user of "y'all" are New Orleans native, college in Mobile,

graduate school in Tallahassee, and residence in Panama City.


At 09:37 AM 9/14/96 -0500, you wrote:

I saved this posting a couple of days ago because it struck me as an

excellent example of what some yankees might deem an example of singular

y'all, which of course it isn't.

Another BTW, this one for Ron: is your house at Topsail Beach still

standing? I've been thinking about y'all. Ellen

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]