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Old 07-30-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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Originally Posted by KathrynAragon View Post
No, no, no. "Y'all" is never singular. It's always more than one. But "all y'all" is EVERYONE in a group, not just two or more people in a group.

Example:

"Y'all wanna go to breakfast?"

"Sure - just the wife and me or everyone?"

"Oh, hell, ALL Y'ALL!"

(Everyone goes to IHOP, including cousins, toddlers, grandmas, the whole lot.)

Correction noted.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Correction noted.
Thank you.

The reason I jumped all over that is because so many people who are not from the south just assume that "southern speak" includes calling EVERYONE - as in every single person - "y'all." No this simply isn't true, and if you sashay into some place and start throwing that "y'all" word around to single persons, not only will people think you're weird, they will immediately realize that you are a damn Yankee. Or something or other, but not a southerner.

Same with "Bless your heart." I mean, sometimes that is meant genuinely, to genuinely show empathy, kindness, etc. But sometimes it's caustic. True southerners immediately grasp the context and the difference, and respond appropriately, but people from outside the south often immediately think we're being sarcastic with them, when that's simply not always the case. But it's sometimes the case! LOL
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: East Midlands, UK
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"Drain the swamp" - usually those who say this are the swamp
"I don't wish to be rude, but." - yes, you most likely do wish to be rude
"Take back control" - uttered by those who believe that voting for and supporting right wing populist leaders and policies will result in them having more control
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Bringing politics into everything seems like a lot of useless words to me.









But I digress.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I actually sort of like "with all due respect," because it generally means "take cover." Sort of like "I don't mean to be rude BUT..."

At least someone is verbally warning you that things are about to get crunk.

This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "Thank you for the copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it."
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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With all due respect, irregardless of what you think, they are necessary. I think you are beating a dead horse.
Really? I mean, at the end of the day we're just a bunch of people talking on the internet. Just sayin.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:42 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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"Thinking outside the box."

Surely someone's had to have mentioned that. There's a few other buzz words that get used in a business setting. "Table that", or "Action items."

Those are not useless, but still pretty annoying, at least to me.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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I actually like all those sentences that OP posted. They are all useful and have their place in expressing our emotions.

What I hate is the phrases with no feeling or are unpersonable, like how everything tough to deal with is a "challenge." It just plain sucks. What's so terrible about an adult expressing the emotion unhappiness or dislike? Or when they're having a hard time with something? Not every bad situation is a "challenge" that needs to be overcome. It's socially unacceptable and sounds immature and whiny when you verbalize exactly how bad a situation is, a mentality I DISLIKE.
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I'm like "I don't want to go to that restaurant," and he's like, "Why not," and I'm like "Because it's too expensive," and he's like, "No it's not," and I'm like ...

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Old 07-31-2019, 12:11 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Originally Posted by KathrynAragon View Post
No, no, no. "Y'all" is never singular. It's always more than one. But "all y'all" is EVERYONE in a group, not just two or more people in a group.

Example:

"Y'all wanna go to breakfast?"

"Sure - just the wife and me or everyone?"

"Oh, hell, ALL Y'ALL!"

(Everyone goes to IHOP, including cousins, toddlers, grandmas, the whole lot.)

#truth

Except maybe Wafflehouse or Whataburger
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