Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Apr 4 12:59:04 UTC 2000


If you don't put the mark in aren't you just as strongly taking a position
in the debate?

dInIs (somethng about sins of not doin' as well as them of doin')

>Bob Haas wrote:
>> I like "y'all," Natalie, b/c I like the idea of showing that it's a type of
>> contraction.  And I think many people see it that way, but that's just my
>"Y'all" has always been my spelling of it, but whether it's a contraction
>is debatable.  One reason I might go with the "y'all" spelling, though,
>is that spelling it "yall" strikes me as emphasizing a position in the
>contraction debate, which is not what I want to do.
>   --Natalie Maynor (maynor at

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