Possible antedating for "you all"
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Mon Dec 9 21:18:53 UTC 2002
On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Laurence Horn wrote:
#Compare Tiny Tim's "God bless you, every one", signalling not "you
#(pl.) as opposed to (sg.)" but the fact that the set of blessees
#extends to every member of the set of addressees, with nobody left
I'm pretty sure that that's "God bless <us>, every one." Not that the
failure of this citation invalidates your point.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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