all y'all

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Tue Jun 5 01:41:45 UTC 2001

In a message dated 6/4/2001 7:26:21 PM, mskd28 at HOME.COM writes:

<< She called out "Hey all y'all", and we "hey'd" back at her.  I
believe she used "all y'all" rather than just "y'all" to be extra friendly and
inclusive of everyone in the back yard, not just the ones she could see. >>

For non-y'all speakers, this would be the same, i.e., she would have said
"Hey, all of you!" or "Hey all you guys!" In other words, the first "all" is
just universal American English.

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