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« on: May 01, 2021, 11:36:20 PM »

Massive freedom contraction.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 11:52:50 PM »

Second person plural? Based. Much handier and less awkward than “youse”, “you guys”, or “yinz”.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 12:28:43 AM »

Only good when a Southerner uses it.

Otherwise, CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 12:44:56 AM »

Only good when a Southerner uses it.

Otherwise, CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!!!
Have been in lefty circles in the Midwest, heard "y'all" pronounced in an extreme Wisconsin accent. It was deeply scarring and I agree with this unironically.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2021, 08:37:10 AM »
« Edited: May 02, 2021, 08:47:38 AM by L.D. Smith »

Excellent, but best left to  Ebonic [not a fan of this one...but AAVE is a bit stilted] and Southern accents.

Best thing we can muster since "thou/thee/thine" were obliterated and "ye" was brutally murdered. It's okay that there's only "you" for formal and informal, but it cannot and should not play four roles.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 08:50:00 AM »

I'm English so I prefer "chaps".

Still it's better than the abomination that is "anyways" or "chillax".
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 08:59:33 AM »

An improvement on the English language by making separate singular/plural second person pronouns.
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2021, 09:00:08 AM »

Pretty cringe when it’s (frequently) used by non-Southerners on Atlas.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2021, 09:43:10 AM »


Quite right. Nor should the word ‘guy’ ever be used, in my reactionary opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2021, 10:27:35 AM »

How I see it (rankings are subjective):



"Y'all" is only good when spelled correctly.
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2021, 01:08:25 PM »

FF, and gender neutral to boot
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2021, 10:06:16 PM »

Trashy
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2021, 04:59:22 AM »

FF, and gender neutral to boot

As are all 2nd person pronouns in English?
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2021, 06:50:25 AM »

Love it, and I use it almost exclusively to refer to a group of people despite the fact that I am not from the South.
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2021, 09:13:27 PM »

I'm old enough to remember when teachers said it's not a word and unacceptable in writing and flat-accented liberals made fun of it's usage in the Bush era. Now a lot of the same people think it's folksy.
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2021, 09:19:05 PM »

HC, but that's due to someone recently in my life using it to shame me and people around me, and I have bad memories of that contraction.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2021, 02:37:22 AM »

FC.

I use it and I'm not from the south. Sue me
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 10:13:45 AM »

FF, and gender neutral to boot

As are all 2nd person pronouns in English?

"You guys"
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2021, 10:18:03 AM »


Is that a pronoun? Isn't 'you' the pronoun there?
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2021, 11:08:26 AM »

Bizarre and jarring to hear from people who wouldn't be caught dead in a Cracker Barrel.
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2021, 11:46:14 AM »

How I see it (rankings are subjective):



"Y'all" is only good when spelled correctly.

2 and 3 are staples where I live.
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 01:40:05 PM »

I don't use it, but I like any and all regional American accent markers, so FC.
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 01:51:51 PM »

I’m not a filthy Southerner.
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 02:00:04 PM »

Absolutely sucks, and I have never used it.
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 02:32:28 PM »

Absolutely sucks, and I have never used it.

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