Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 06:37:15 -0500

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

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

That is precisely my point. Sometimes speakers of non-y'all dialects don't

seem to understand associative y'all.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]