Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 14:02:30 +0100

From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU

Subject: Re: singular y'all

A while ago I wondered aloud whether sg. y'all might come about as sg. you

did, a kind of politeness token. Of course everytime I mention sg. y'all

on this list I get jumped on by real southerners (as opposed to fake ones

like me, carpetbaggers who come from the South Side of Queens Blvd. in

Forest Hills, NY). David Johns' post suggests that for some people this is

perhaps what is happening. Does history repeat itself? Will y'all jump on

me again? I can't wait to read the article Ron has been promising us.



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