Quoting David Peterson:
> I'm assuming you read my other posts, in which I already said
> that just about everyone I know either says "y'all" or "you all"
> and rarely uses "you" for the plural, which makes this statement
> rather cryptic.

I wrote that before I had read your further posts on the subject,
and what's more, the tone of the post to which I was responding
was in the same vein as the many people I've spoken to from regions
where <y'all> does not predominate.  If I was generalizing to you,
I apologize, but perhaps you can understand if you reread the
context in which you said it:

  > You're kidding, right?  Haven't you seen any movies where people
  > use "y'all" for the singular?  It happens all the time!

This does not sound like a person who has any first hand experience
with that pronoun.  It sounds like a person who has made his judgements
based off of the Hollywoodization of Southern life, which is, to say
the least, inaccurate.  Again, I'm sorry that we had this confusion
of intent.

Thomas Wier <[log in to unmask]>

"If a man demands justice, not merely as an abstract concept,
but in setting up the life of a society, and if he holds, further,
that within that society (however defined) all men have equal rights,
then the odds are that his views, sooner rather than later, are going
to set something or someone on fire." Peter Green, in _From Alexander
to Actium_, on Spartan king Cleomenes III