Youse/You-uns possessive

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Aug 18 15:12:09 UTC 2005

I find a handful of "youse's" on  Google, but some are clearly burlesques.  Maybe people who say "youse's" don't use the Net much.

My friend's mother in NYC was the first "youse" user I can remember.  I *think* she said "youse's" too, but I can't trust my memory either.


Bill Lemay <blemay0 at MCHSI.COM> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: Bill Lemay
Subject: Re: Youse/You-uns possessive

> Any native speakers out there willing to confirm or
> deny that youse or you-uns can be used in the
> possessive.

I grew up in and currently live in youse territory, and I never heard it used
in the possessive.

Bill Le May

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