“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.
Also "Coke" can mean literally any soda. Like someone might ask you what kinda Coke y'all got.
I was worried I was gonna get some pushback on this, but it’s been 4 hours of straight positivity. I love y’all.
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 Reckon y'all ain't been over yonder, but I'm pert near fixin to head thataway myself.
@Quixote171 reckon I’ll come with y’all
while I agree in general, I'm still gonna be disappointed when y'all pour me a glass of Pepsi when I asked for a Coke...
@FiXato it’ll be more like “I’ll have a coke”
Which threw me for a loop when I first moved down here.
yeah, I can see how it would...
@Thomas one of my favorite bad woke takes was "using 'y'all' if you aren't from the South is cultural appropriation and you're no ally of the oppressed if you do it."
@_ampersand lmao, please appropriate the superior word
deliberately reading intepretations you didn't intend into your post
@Thomas Aww, what's wrong with "youse"?
@Thomas also, your mamanem are fine.
djeet dinner yet?
@Thomas 'down there' means pretty much anywhere.
@glintacp lol, I do this all the time. Down here or down there.
@Thomas mississippi only has 3 syllables and louisiana has either 4 or 5, depending on where you're from.
@Thomas it is a crying shame that “y’all” specifically has not been indoctrinated into the English language as a whole because the alternative is a gendered “you guys” or a lanky “you people”
@smudgehell it is superior in every way.
@Thomas For your consideration: "ny'all"
@tA like “Hey I’m having a party, it’s just gonna be close friends n’y’all”?
@Thomas I'm a writer and I concur with this statement.
@_knives_out_ now it’s official!
Oh captain, my captain. I will die defending this hill.
@Thomas tryin'a is a perfectly good contraction for "trying to" too!
there are worse things to be seen as than a redneck hick. some of the smartest and most practical-minded people i know are from the hinterlands
@KitRedgrave I definitely say “Tryna”!
@Thomas aholt, like 'get aholt of that wouldja?'
@glintacp “grab aholt that rope”
In Scotland we have "youse" as a plural and it makes so much sense
@shrugs I love it, perfect in every way. We are connected across continents by our plural pronouns.
@Thomas a dollop is a helluva lot more than a smidgeon. And peoples is a word, dammit.
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