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I Say Yall

It's a habit.. lol 171 People

    Moved to the Gulf Coast of the southern US 40

    years ago. I laughed at myself the first time I said it. I'm a blend of Mid-West, Northeast, and Southern mannerisms.
    unclebuckwasagenius unclebuckwasagenius 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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