View Poll Results: Is "Y'all a word"

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    Y'all

    Ok, the great question since the north forced its culture on the south:

    Is it a word?
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    > the north forced its culture on the south:

    !!!

    "Y'all" came from the north? I doubt that...

    It's a contraction, so it's as much a word as, well, it's.

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    definately a word.. but it definately came from the south... it's part of southern drawl and leaked into the north...

    I doubt anyone outside the US would really know what that means tho.. ?

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    I don't think it's a word is just a contraction of two words.
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    Of course, it's the best word!

    And someone told me they added it to the dictionary? I doubt it, though.

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    hell, why not?
    rap and country music uses it. that's the widest range possible.

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    LoL, it's considered a word...Where I'm from though, we consider it "ghetto", and I'm Chinese so it would be wierd to talk ghetto with my background.
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    They did put it in the Dictionary. It is there, I guess the question is whether it should be used?

    I say YES!
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    If you actually use that word, you are either ghetto or redneck.

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    Bands always contract words nowadays to fit their rhythm scheme...
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    And won't is spelled with an apostrophe. Would someone who is an English teacher like to explain, WHAT THE HECK THAT MISSING LETTER IS? Or is it just something the British made up to confuse everybody?

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    Well Okay then......

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    The Etiology of "Y'all"

    Being from the south (S TX to be exact) I have to throw my nicke in on this one.

    Yes, "Y'all" is a word. I believe it came around because people had a hard time understanding that "you" can be both in the singular and plural case (just not at the same time, either/or). Well I reckon (ha!) that to help them better understand and see the difference between the singular and plural (not pleural) forms, "Y'all" was developed and implemented and was understood to take on the plural form of you, or You all (can be read as all of you).

    There, don't yall feel better knowing that !

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    won't is derived from wiln't (will not), so the missing letter is an O.

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    "Y'all"? That is as much a word as "haven't", "won't", or "ain't"... I really don't think that it should be thought of as one word, but then again...

    Is "haven't" one word then?
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