A Conversation for The Word 'Y'all'


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Researcher 179519

Nice piece. The diction, contractions, elisions or dialect you describe is Southern American, not Yankee American. It's usage exists throughout the formerly sovereign states of the Confederate States of America, plus Kentucky and West Virginia. We in Southern America are cultureally independent of the Yankee North.

'Snowbirds' are Northerners who infest the American South during the Northern snow season. They are sunshine Northerners. After February ends, they go back up North where they belong. Northerners who come down here to stay are not 'snowbirds;' they are 'Carpetbaggers.'

I am a Kentuckian now living in Florida.

All a ya-all come visit the Confederate States, heah?


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