Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Apr 4 17:50:39 UTC 2000

Ooops.  I mean I like it when they (punctuation marks) ARE employed.  I
think I need to start taking some ginko.

> From: Bob Haas <highbob at>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 12:21:42 -0400
> Subject: Re: you-all's
> I understand what you mean, Natalie, and I agree with the rationale.  I just
> like the punctuation of the "y'all" variant.  But I think that simply
> highlights my penchant for marks of punctuation.  I like 'em.  Maybe I feel
> they add order--I dunno.  I just know that I like it when they're not there.

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