“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.

@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.

@Thomas @rotor my version of 'fixing to' sounds like 'finna' :) but we do fix dinner around here.

@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.

@rotor @Thomas where i'm from, we don't use it that way. i reckon just means 'ok whatever' or 'im not sure but i reckon it might be like that'

@Thomas Agreed!

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.

@nindokag @Thomas

im hella californian but I say "howdy" all the time because i think it sounds cool and friendly and that's me, a cool and friendly guy.

@Thomas And "all y'all" is the perfect emphatic plural.

@auntiekiki all y'all make me feel so good about this toot

@auntiekiki @Thomas I use “all y’all” to differentiate between the entirety of an audience and some
narrower, but still plural, subset

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”

@adavidjohnson @auntiekiki @Thomas

Exactly. I've heard so many people on podcasts get confused by 'all y'all'. Like all slang, it doesn't seem natural outside of the dialect it arose in, but it has its own consistent grammar.

@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

@Thomas @brushy i used to hate it, and i thought i sounded uneducated, but now i embrace it. :)

@glintacp @Thomas to my way of thinking, people are gonna be people, and i'm sure the discrimination is there and gonna be present,

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

@brushy @Thomas yes, and a lot of times, it's like YES, MYYYYYYY PPL! i've had a lot of friends like that, and we like to ham it up, especially around northerners.

btw, texas is not the south lol

@glintacp @brushy I like to really lay it on thick with my UK friends

@Thomas @brushy i had a friend from new zealand who just couldnt hear what i was saying he was so busy being in love w/ my accent hahah

@glintacp @Thomas wow im suddenly getting booted out of this conversation. rude. im taking my tejano with me

@brushy @Thomas i had a close friend from tx i used to play fight with about this. :) good memories

@brushy @glintacp I’ll fight a Texan over who has the best BBQ, so watch yourself counselor.

@Thomas @brushy i'll have to go with the texans on this. also the west side of NC. where im from, it basically just swims in the sauce and i can't handle that.

My carolina buddy and I came to a truce:

"There is more good pork out there than good brisket, but the best brisket is better than the best pork."

@glintacp @Thomas

@_cr0_tab @brushy @Thomas hmmmmmmmm you know hwo they have a 'meat and 3?'

i want '3 meats and 1' :)

@_cr0_tab @brushy @glintacp when I’m in TX, I get brisket because they know how to cook it, but for my money a pulled pork sandwich on Texas toast from The BBQ Shop on Madison in Memphis is among the best foods in the world.

In truth, my happy place is Barbacoa (Cows head wrapped in wet burlap roasted overnight buried with hot coals) on a flour tortilla with a little cilantro and onion... and a big red.
@brushy @glintacp

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