Re: [ADS-L] Tough G uy Phonology

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri May 26 00:45:22 UTC 2006

In a message dated 5/25/06 7:20:43 PM, wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM writes:

> From the same source :
>   " 'Have youse," he asked the priest (and who shall sneer at the dialect of 
> a warrior, particularly when the warrior is red-headed?)--'Have youse got 
> anybody to soive Mass to-morror [sic], father?' "
>   Note singular "youse."
>   JL

Couldn't youse be plural in the sense, "You folks who run the church"?

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