singular y'all

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 28 20:21:12 UTC 2006

As usual, Charlie, I agree with you. "Fuck awl (uh) yawl" is a common
BE ejaculation. ;-)


On 9/28/06, Charles Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:
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> "All of you all" is perfectly normal "Southern"--as "all y'all" would be too!
> --Charlie
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> >Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:56:48 -0400
> >From: "Philip E. Cleary" <philipcleary at RCN.COM>
> >Subject: Re: singular y'all
> >
> >I recently attended an event at which the speaker, a Texan, said that he wanted to welcome "all of you all."
> >
> >Phil Cleary
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