Originally Posted by Garriguette
*I'm not southern. I grew up in "you guys" territory, wherein "guys" was not gender-specific.** But rooming with a southerner for a few years sold me on the usefulness of "y'all" in non-sexist communication.
That sounds very strange to me, "Gals" has always been the male equivalent of "Guys" ever since I learned of the existence of both of these words, so calling "women" "guys" is like calling all "women": "men", to me.~