Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by AndyLowry, Jul 10, 2014.
That's hilarious! Southern gentility turned on its head.
I've lived in NC for several years (in and around the university cities), and I don't know a single person who says it. In fact, I don't even know anyone with a southern accent.
However, I was just at a restaurant earlier tonight and a woman behind me was talking about how her son was "eel". It sounded so bizarre. Then, when her friend got up, she asked him to get her a "re-feel". She said she wanted "mower" tea.
I say Y'all.
And I say Mess.
That ain't right, y'all.
I say y'all all the time. I'm in Washington state
I don't want to say it but I do. I mean to say "Hello" or "Hi"...but it comes out "Howdy!" complete with the exclamation mark.
I went to Texas many times in the 70's and can't wash it off...
Y'all are funny.
Sure. It's just informal, colloquial speech. I don't say it when I oughtn't. But there's lots of maybe not terribly educated folks who just talk that way; not puttin' on the dog or anything; just talk that way. And some who lay it on a little thick.
I say it. I've never understood why some things like that are frowned upon, or why people are made fun of or looked down on for their way of life. I was called out in a big corporate meeting for saying" just letting y'all know".... WTF? I was told "heads up" is a better term. Really? Heads up where I'm from means somebody just threw something at you, and you better think fast or it might knock a dent in your forehead. Different areas, different terminology. None are really right or wrong in my book.
Ha! Yeah, it was brutal. You can probably imagine. You're the new kid in class, and you're from a totally different place, so obviously all the kids are going to tease you...BUT THEN the teachers and principal are jumping on you too!!! I can look back and laugh now, but it was upsetting and embarrassing for me at the time.
Well, I do, and came by it honestly, so I can't imagine apologizing for it... It's a natural part of speech, here.
I'm proud of my culture.
Heck, I even use it in written text; informally, of course.
I've been known to addres y'all with a y'all on occasion.
Only took 1 year in Texas to do it.
Wow! Far out... When I was a kid, you could get your @$$ busted for leaving off a Ma'am or a Sir... and that applied to all your elders... I don't care if it was a man in jail covered in hog crap... He was your elder, you addressed him as "Sir..." Never mind if it was a lady!
I wasn't prone to screwing that up, myself though... If my parents failed on anything, they didn't on that... I grew up with a respectful tongue in my head.
possessive plural version: "All Y'allses"
as in: "All y'allses grits is gon' get cold"
That's a shame... Ya' see... You ain't really even in NC. They done and drawed a line all the way around you folks... You in whatcha' call an Ahn-klave... You oughta' bust outta' there.
I'm originally from the UK and while serving in the British Army one posting I was on involved working side by side with a couple of guys from Alabama. After about 2 weeks they had me saying it, and even now 40 years later I still occasionally say it without thinking. Wife does her nut.. S
It is sad those outside the sound cannot learn proper English.
Of course! It's a southern thang.
When I hear people talking like that it usually signals that I'm among warm, hospitable human beings. You don't know anyone with a southern accent in NC? THAT is bizarre!