Singular Y'all Come Back, Hear?

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Jan 10 17:02:09 UTC 2004

>Minnesota equivalent:   "We'll see you."

I've heard this often in various places, but I think maybe most often in
Wisconsin. The "we" can be entirely 'singular', used by an orphan bachelor
talking to his only acquaintance in private, and I do not believe it refers
to a notional family. It's something like an editorial or royal "we" maybe.

-- Doug Wilson

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