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Old 11-26-2013, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Garriguette View Post
*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.
I grew up with "you guys" as synonymous with "y'all" as well. Then again, I grew up with "wicked" being a modifier for all things awesome, so there ya go.

I've actually taken on the use of "y'all" from time to time, when the conversation calls for it, even though I've lived in New England my entire life. I figure I'm something of a mimic anyway (mannerisms and accents), purely by osmosis and not on purpose... it tends to make sense that I'd grab bits and pieces that work in different situations.
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