“Y’all” is a superior plural pronoun. “Ain’t” is a perfectly good contraction. “Reckon” is a fantastic verb for describing when you are of an opinion. “Yonder” is the only word to describe that way over there.
@Thomas Basically language is fun and fuck elitism
@freyja_wildes that’s right! Southern language and dialect are unfairly associated with stupidity or being a hick when actually it’s the best.
@Thomas Come to France... we are specialist of that bullshit. And when it comes to spelling, people are just plain cruel
@freyja_wildes isn’t there like a whole place that makes sure the language is CORRECT?
you forgot "pert near" for "approximately"
@rotor I’ve never used “pert near” but I DID forget “Fixin to” for when you’re about to do something.
"Boy howdy" - "strongly agree"
@Thomas "any 'count" means "of a reasonable level of quality"
@Thomas I spent years in school catching hell from teachers and other students for using y'all, they'll never take my preferred plural pronoun from me
"six a'one, half dozen of t'other" is the proper way to tell someone you don't care which thing they do or choose.
@rotor “Bless your heart” - “I’m sorry that you are so dumb”
saying "oh I've got reckons" is a great way to tell people you have strong opinions on a subject.
I'm a connecticut yankee but I consciously adopted "Y'all" into my vocabulary when I noticed how much it improves the clarity of communication. People who don't like it are just being snobs.
@nindokag Right?! What am I supposed to say You all"? "You guys"? no thanks.
@Thomas in England they say "you lot"! unless british TV has lied to me.
@Thomas see also: Youse
Y'ain't wrong there
@spineberg I reckon most folks just don't know
@Thomas And "all y'all" is the perfect emphatic plural.
@auntiekiki all y'all make me feel so good about this toot
y’all=two or more
all y’all=everyone who might referenced
Did you move up here before you met your partner? Y’all have how many kids? I’m glad your partner has a good job so all y’all have health coverage
“Yonder” works the same but for a distance further beyond “there”
@Thomas goddang am i here for this post
@brushy I'm what you might call "passionate" about the subject
@Thomas im only kinda starting to lean into the dialect i was raised with and like, realizing something deep
it turns out i'm not "leaning into" it, i'm leaning out of practicing this isn't how thoughts come full formed in my head
@brushy there was a fair portion of my life where I tried to suppress my actual voice and language and I’m glad now to have it
@Thomas one thing i might have been able to predict but didn't - i feel like my thoughts come out more clearly when i speak the language in my head and not translating it into Proper Speak first
@brushy that absolutely tracks
but what i feel more often when i'm relaxing my Learned Pronunciations is that people see i'm letting my guard down and respond emotionally to that -
that i'm not putting on airs with them, i'm just me, and that means it's cool for them to do the same
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