Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 10:47:39 +0900
From: Daniel Long dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JOHO.OSAKA-SHOIN.AC.JP
Subject: Re: Dialects that could have been -Reply
e. What if the South had won the war, y'all?One possible consequence is that our neighbors north of the border in the "United States" might
take a serious enough interest in our language (in the south) to realize that we don't (and one
grammatically can not) use "y'all" in a singular case, such as on a written exam where the
teacher-sender can only be construed as talking to one student-receiver at a time.
If I were a student and my LINGUISTICS teacher made this kind of a grammatical booboo, THAT'S
what I'd write on my exam. Pro'ly fail though.
Danny "barefoot and pregnant" Long