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I Say Yall

It's a habit.. lol 145 People

    Without Even Thinking About It

    It just comes second nature to me.  It makes sense anyway.  I mean, if you just say "you" in front of a group, they can't tell if you're talking to the entire group or just one person.  And "you guys" is just sexist.  It's perfectly fine if...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2009

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    It's Habit For Me.

    Living in Texas it's only Natural that you say "Y'all!" I say it all the time like for instance 'I'm ready to go to the party, Y'all ready?" Or "OMFG! Y'all are crazy!!" It's in my everyday vocabulary. And it's great to say. The Yankee's could never understand the fun we have...
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness 26-30, F Apr 27, 2012

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    Lesson At Mcdonalds

      Honestly I am a Kansan so I do use y'all occasionally although I had to try to stop it when I was married. Apparently from what my husband was always eyeballing me about the word was that I didn't use it right, which from what he said drove him completely nuts...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Mar 30, 2009

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    Shoot Yeah

      I reckon it's one of those phrases I picked up at an early age. Of course, it's a mite peculiar me saying it out here in the Heartland.
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M Oct 28, 2009

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    Yep

    ' Cept I use an ( ' ) apostrophe between the 'a' and the ' l ' . So... Ya'll come back now, Ya hear?!
    emerald emerald 36-40, F Jun 12, 2013

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    Yalllllllllllll

    i say yalll at work alot . or yep . but mainly yallllllll i guess it is from where i have lived . buckingham florida . a redneck down .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 4, 2009

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    I Was The First To Say It Before I Deleted My Old Account!

    ah! i shouldnt have deleted my old account:(
    pinkpoodle12 pinkpoodle12 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2010

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    Southern Saying

    I was born and raised in Tennessee, so yes, despite knowing better, I do say "yall". I have tried to eliminate it from my vocabulary, but the older I get, the more I like saying it because it's a quaint way of identifying with my culture. :)
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Y'all Is Better

    As an educated person I am well aware that the plural of "you" is "you." Of course that has always been problematic when you are trying to make clear whether you mean it in it's singular or plural sense. For this reason people in different parts of the English speaking language...
    Cowboy1969 Cowboy1969 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    I Say Yall, Too

    AND I'M FROM PITTSBURGH. PENNSYLVANIA, THE BEST STATE CAUSE ITS NOT, WE ARE A COMMONWEALTH, ANYWAYS. MY GRANDDA WAS A SOUTHERN BAPTIST FROM ALABAMA, SO THANK GOODNESS I PICKED THAT UP INSTEAD OF THE PHRASEOLOGY USED UO HER, AND IT'S  YINS, YOUSE, NO TOUCH WITH THE ENGLISH...
    chipperchick chipperchick 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Blame It On Texas

    "Don't blame it on me..."  LOL....yeap...caught the "y'all" bug.  :D
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    Of Course I Do, Y'all!

    I'm from the south!  What else would I say?!?
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    I Am Bi-accented (almost!)

    I'm from the South, of course I say, "Ya'll" Plus I add a few syllables to single syllable words too - sometimes! But, I can turn off the accent and the extra syllabled words - but that "ya'll" likes to sneak out every once in awhile when I am in "mixed...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Of Course I Do.. Snowy Is From The South :)

    Of course I do, I am from the South!! Yall is part of the English language down here along with shoot and dang it!! If I think about it there are several words I say,  I reckon, fixing too, and hey..    Just ask anyone who knows me and  has spoken to me on the...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Thank Y'all!

    It's never been a secret that I consider Chris Robinson from The Black Crowes to be my mirror or the male equivalent of myself. He and his brother are from Georgia, USA and he Y'alls a heck of a lot. I am aiming to be him in a tribute band, so I have the mannerisms and accent...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Its True

    im from texas. i say yall. so sue me haha
    mjenkins21 mjenkins21 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2011

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    "I Say Y'all"

    As far back as I can remember I've used the word y'all.I thought it was a regular word for the whole word,lol.It wasn't until I was about 17 that I realized that only people from southern states or from Texas use this word.It's part of my everyday vocabulary,I use it all the time...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    I Say That Too

    Sounds fun, I hope it is not offensive! just because I don't have the right accent!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Uhhhhh....

    That goes without saying...  I'm in Texas y'all!  
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    It's Something That Just Stuck With Me!

    I lived about half of my life in Texas before moving back to the midwest! I still say Yall....People kinda look at me weird when I say it!  Well...besides my first being born in Texas...it's the only thing that I kept after leaving!
    tks tks 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    Yall, Not You All

    I was born in Oklahoma, where we say y'all a lot. In fact saying "You all" will get you funny looks where I come from. When I was about twelve we moved to Kansas for a few months, and they didn't say y'all. It absoultly drove me nuts! My friends would sit around and every time I...
    BRandy208 BRandy208 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    When I Took Linguistics . . .

    . . . our West-Texan teacher pointed out it made a lot more sense than the "You [PLURAL]" in the book.  And I'd already gotten used to distinguishing 'tu' from 'ustedes' in Spanish.  So I use it whenever it seems particularly appropriate--and with no attempt...
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    Well Of Course I Do

    its just that texas twang i got theres no other way of sayn it hey yall how yall doin well i dont say howdy thats just a steriotype but i have a horse and a bull and i live on a farm so ya i noticed how much i say it and i say it alot especialy to people who live in europe or...
    cuteandloud cuteandloud 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    I have what I need I'm not a typical person Like my lady yelled at me, " Oh Stop it! It's because you are so different that I like you so much! " I have her, and I don't mind...
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    If my dad wouldn't get pissed or argue with me this is what I would say to him. Dude lay off on me and my brother were not as lazy as you have convinced yourself that we are. You...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 9

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    Yes I do. And sometimes I don't need to say it, but I hate ppl get hurt by me. I had no problem in saying sorry that much, until recently I have started thinking before saying it...
    Innocence28 Innocence28 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I hate when people say "I know how you feel." I just want to straight out say; no, you don't. I mean, I get that you recognize yourself in something the other person says that they...
    camelunicorn camelunicorn 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    HaruhiOnAQuest HaruhiOnAQuest 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Dad, I remember how you treated me when I was young. I remember the day you sat me down and cried to me saying how your doing to me what your father did to you. I was so young but...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I cant say "i love you" to my parents or anyone. i mean sometimes i say it with my friendss but it doesnt really mean as much than to my parents. Last relationship i was in with a...
    Flaka408 Flaka408 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    I often wonder what people say about me .. I try my best to ignore it all.. & when sum1 infos me about it I play the part as if i could give a crapp what any1 says my nephews dumb...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Jul 13

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    We'll sometimes I say a lot of things I don't say one day I was having a real bad day, and someone who used to be my friend had text me, then I was talking to him and I told him...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Well, how do you say it anyways? It's almost appropriate for some people who feel that way. The feeling is impossible to describe, everyone feels different. Some people ask me some...
    Roy186 Roy186 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate when I say I love u to someone and they like no u don't like damn if I didn't mean it I wouldn't say it I only say I love u of I mean it I don't say I love u to people I...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've never been bothered by it until just a few years ago. You'd be amazed how much of the people out there who would stop talking if I for example, didn't give them a greeting...
    Voidspirit Voidspirit 18-21, M Jun 30

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    Recently my husband and i was talking and i said "ain't" so he mimicked me in a joking way and suddenly i remembered what my mum always use to say to me growing up.. She use to...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    If you believe in alternate universes and alternate worlds then there is one of me in every single one of those alternate universes alternate worlds And with one of me in every...
    computerfreak computerfreak 46-50, M Jul 2

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    When I'm talking with someone and I don't have nothing to say and/or there has been a long silence I feel nervous and pressured to say something, so I say something without...
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M Jul 3

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    I really should consider reading a dictionary or something. There's that thick book filled with thousands of words out there, and that's just in one language. I wonder how many...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    If ever i will be given a chance to talk to my dad again, I will thank him for everything. And I'll say I love him. My dad passed away last April this year. We always fight about...
    chasliebabe1993 chasliebabe1993 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I do hate it... I don't even like to hang up... But sometimes you have to say good-bye so you can say hi for new and better stuff... Changes are good... Or that's what people say...
    dalexand16 dalexand16 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I don't understand how some people feel that they "love" someone after less than a month of even knowing them... I mean, me personally? I don't even say I love you to my parents...
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