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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:13PM
: Hey Y'all English Know-it-alls
I want to talk about the word: Y'all
It's a contraction of "you" and "all". A distinctly southern/country thing.
But is it "proper" or "formal" english?
I think it's informal and grammatically incorrect. I think that "you" is both singular and plural and if you feel the need to pluralize "you" in formal writing, you should probably find a different way to say it than to add in "all", whether contracted or not. But I've been told I'm being stupid.
Am I stupid?