Lee Cronk's y'all (11/16)

carter pate (CPATE@UTCVM.BITNET)
Thu, 17 Nov 1994 16:57:26 EST

Lee's "y'all" is an inclusive expression which a Southerner can appreciate, es
pecially as coming from a Yankee! But one branch of my family, Texas mixed
with a bit of Kansas Yankee, has long used "you guys" as inclusive on gender.
I'd swear I've heard women address it to primarily (if not exclusively)
feminine groups. Maybe there's a range of variation on such things, and we cou
ld use a small does of relativity here!