On Wed, 3 Oct 2001 19:04:59 -0700 Barry Garcia <[log in to unmask]> writes: > Now, is this true for the entire city, or certain areas? I could > have > sworn i've heard rappers from NYC use "Y'all". At least mong people > in HS > i grew up with, the term was used among those who would be > considered > lower class to even upper middle class. Mostly because they were > imitating rappers they liked. - Maybe that's specific to rap, or a feature of "Ebonics", which has features in common with Southern-style English. -Stephen (Steg) "mew... meep!"