Tuesday, March 18, 2008

why "y'all" is so great

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.

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