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    Y'all

    Is "y'all" wrong to say? I ask this because I heard Piscean say it is.
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    Re: Y'all

    Quote Originally Posted by Osbri View Post
    Is "y'all" wrong to say? I ask this because I heard Piscean say it is.
    It's not standard in BrE. It's AmE terminology. I'm sure one of our AmE speakers will tell us how formal/informal it is.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Y'all

    Or should I say everybody/everybody here?
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    Re: Y'all

    Y'all is not standard AmE either. It is dialect and is used primarily in the southern states. I consider it to be highly informal.

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    Re: Y'all

    Quote Originally Posted by Osbri View Post
    Is "y'all" wrong to say? I ask this because I heard Piscean say it is.
    I am sure you never heard me say that. Can you provide a link to the thread in which I commented on y'all​, please?

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    #6

    Re: Y'all

    In addition, I was not aware that UE had an audio version.

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    #7

    Re: Y'all

    Quote Originally Posted by Osbri View Post
    Is "y'all" wrong to say? I ask this because I heard Piscean say it is.
    He was almost certainly using it light-heartedly as we don't use it in British English.

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    Re: Y'all

    Quote Originally Posted by Osbri View Post
    Is "y'all" wrong to say? I ask this because I heard Piscean say it is.
    In the absence of a response, I searched the y'all posts. The only one I could find with a comment from me was this one. In it, I wrote to a person who frequently used y'all "Please use standard English forms in this forum".

    Please don't claim I've said things I haven't, Osbri.

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    #9

    Re: Y'all

    I am half Southern and I say it all the time.
    In Pittsburgh, they say "yins."
    In New York, they say "youze guys."
    I've seen some British speakers say "You lot" would be a comparable use.
    We all have our little foibles for how we say "you" to more than one person. Sometimes we would only say it very informally and sometimes it's so ingrained our speech patterns that we don't even notice.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: Y'all

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    He was almost certainly using it light-heartedly as we don't use it in British English.
    You made the same error that I did when reading the first post. I thought it said "... I heard Piscean say it". I posted a response and then deleted it because I realised that it actually says "... I heard Piscean say it is [wrong]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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