Hey Y'all English Know-it-alls
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Join Date: May 2005
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:24PM
I don't think you're being stupid, no. I agree that it's an informal term... I don't know of anyone who would disagree, but maybe that has something to do with where I live. I use y'all and "you guys" (or yinz when I want to be obnoxious) when I want to pluralize "you," but I never use it in a formal context, as a rule.
But I do kind of wish that English had some form of plural "you," like other languages. I feel like we're missing out.
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