Thursday, July 30, 2009

You know, that reminds me of the time ....

Gator has a great post for any Yankees who ever lived in the South (or any southerners who ever knew a Yankee living down there). Kind of a 23 point Public Service announcement for the Yankees to help them settle in:
3. Remember: "Y'all" is singular. "All y'all" is plural. "All
y'all's" is plural possessive.
There's more, so much more. But it reminded me of when we first moved to Atlanta from Way Up North in Yankeeland. The moving van was being unloaded, so the neighbors came over to welcome us to the neighborhood (and you know, be all neighborly like). I was talking to my new next door neighbor when the man came off the van carrying my snow shovel. My neighbor broke up.

"Y'all won't need that. The Lord brings it; the Lord will take it away."

Man, I miss Atlanta.


"Zack" said...


Grandma had us all bilingual at a young age...

"Jeet?" (did you eat?)

"flares" (flowers)

"share" (shower)

"dade" (dead)

We miss ya, Memaw!

Alan said...

I'm gonna disagree. Y'all is never singular.

That is a common misconception that yankees have. A true Southerner will never use it that way.

Borepatch said...

James, heh.

Alan, the reason this stood out for me is that a southerner did tell it to me, when we moved to Atlanta. Maybe just because he knew I was a flatlander ...