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|Quote (Texas Teach @ June 07 2009,23:51)|
|Quote (KCdgw @ June 07 2009,20:53)|
|"Y'all" is fairly common in Missouri, but I had to go to Arkansas before hearing "All y'all". |
I enjoy the way 'all y'all" has increased the variation in my profanity: "Well, fuck all y'all, then" has a satisfying "and the horse you rode in on" heft.
Missouri is interesting in that regard. With folks from the southern part of the state I could say y'all without it being noticed. In Columbia and the St. Louis metro, people would giggle when I said it. Since I have a fairly light accent, the use of y'all was often the only time people would notice it. I did have one coworker in Columbia who was from New York that would try to give me flak. I would then translate the sentence for her, replacing y'all with yooz guys.
In the Kansas City area, one can say 'y'all' without comment, but most people don't use it.
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius