Thanks to my roommate from Louisiana, I have learned the beauty of "y'all."
The more obvious plus is the verbal efficiency of the word--you can say something in less time. But that is only the surface, my friends.
What really tickles my pickle is the fact that "y'all" is a replacement for the ubiquitous and highly gendered "you guys." I have been trying to kick that dirty habit for a while.
I despise default male pronouns, and also find the fact that calling a crowd with mixed genitals "you girls" would be an insult.
Y'all. So simple. So perfect.