Dialects are fun to listen to. Each of us have one according to the part of the States we hail from, or duh–the country. We may not believe it, but it’s true. There are also unique phrases particular to regions—as in y’all.
In the West, when we are addressing a person we use their name, or would use you when appropriate. While speaking to more than one person, we say you guys. I’m sure there are other forms of this in other areas across the country. I like y’all because it rolls off the tongue so easy. You guys isn’t as versatile as y’all.
Below are my observations of the use of the southern version of you guys.
Y’all – you, as in a singular person.
Y’all – Plural, more than one person.
Y’aller – you all are…as in y’aller too loud.
All Y’alls – all of you
Y’alls – your, or all of yours…as in, this is y’alls mess (remember, singular or plural)
And some of you probably thought I would blog about yarn. 😀