Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 20:57:34 -0400

From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: singular y'all

As a native Okie, I must object to being left out of the count.

After all, not all the South is "deep South."

On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Natalie Maynor wrote:

there are serious linguists (e.g., Jan Tillery and Guy Bailey) who maintain

that singular y'all is found in the South (if you count Oklahoma). Look

I don't count Oklahoma, but Jan and Guy also have data from other places

(a survey of Memphis business people and data from the Southern Focus

Poll). HOWEVER... last I heard these were all self-reports, not actual


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]