Squat - revisited
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Wed May 29 13:35:56 UTC 2002
In a message dated Wed, 29 May 2002 7:59:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:
> Nice to know y'all Kentucky corn-crackers kin still hit a squirrel
> tween the eyes with a .22.
Now for a serious question: is it just me, or do others on this list find it jarring to hear "y'all" followed by an appositive, i.e. "y'all Kentucky corn-crackers kin"?
- James A. Landau
P.S. Yes, I am resolving the grammatical ambiguity in the message by construing "kin" as "relatives of the corn-crackers" rather than as a misspelling of the auxiliary verb "can".
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