“Ya’ll”: Thoughts on Language

It’s interesting how the English language doesn’t have a second person plural.  For example, how would you know if I were addressing just you or if I were addressing a room full of people?  It isn’t fair really.  French has it.  Spanish has it.  Why not English?

The South has worked out this problem with one little word: “ya’ll.”

In the South, we hear “ya’ll” thrown around all the time, and admittedly, it does clear up some verbal ambiguity. 

But Southerners doesn’t just stop there.  If “ya’ll” is cool, well then “all ya’ll” is even better (as if “ya’ll” didn’t adequately do the job).

Seems redundant to us, but what do us Westerners know anyway?  You just gotta love the South.

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