“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 y'all ain't reckon yonder is a full sentence
@Wewereseeds holy shit, I reckon it is
@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
@Thomas In Pittsburgh we use yinz.
@BruceJia yinz is a perfect example!
@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
@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 since moving down here the only southern dialect thing that throws me is saying “carry” instead of “bring”
@stunt_bird I totally see how someone could be thrown by that
@Thomas a lady told me she was gonna “carry my car over to the mechanic” and I was like damn call a tow truck you old strong bitch
@stunt_bird lol. This is a funny one because I don’t know why it’s a thing at all, but it definitely is
@Thomas I would love to know because the rest of them I’m like “oh you guys say that differently, neat” and this one I’m just like “yeah you guys are fuckin wrong here”
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