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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Is it y'all or ya'll?

I don't know. I don't use this word. I know, some of you are probably surprised since I live in a "barn" and all. :) My sign made me question this. Any southern gals want to help me out?


  1. In Tennessee we spell it ya'll.

  2. It honestly depends on where you are from. Technically though if you look at the word, it is "you" and "all" put together. So if you want to get technical it would be y'all.

    That is at least what it is in Texas. :)

  3. Thanks for the input, ladies. :)
    I had always assumed it was ya'll, so that is why I was questioning the sign. But, my husband and I had the "you" & "all" together = y'all convo.
    Interesting to know it's different depending on where you live.

  4. It is indeed a contraction of "you" & "all" and thus "y'all" is the appropriate spelling. Unless you are referring to a VERY large group, in which case it would be "all y'all" (with extra emphasis on the "all").

  5. I learned it as "y'all". And I say "all y'all" too. I'm Californian, but descended from Texas, Indiana, and Missouri. It's a family thang!