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Old 05-10-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Beats my "merkin iggles" though = )
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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It just doesn't sound right. Sorry.
As for 'Youse', its better than 'You lot'. English needs a distinct plural form for you, I believe. I always think of Victorians when I hear 'Youse', don't know why.
I believe the Aussies also gave the world "those ones"
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:58 AM
 
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What about "us mob"? Though it's more common amongst aboriginal people.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Queensland
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What about "us mob"? Though it's more common amongst aboriginal people.
I've only heard aboriginal people say it.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:31 AM
 
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I've only heard aboriginal people say it.
It's only used by aboriginal people! It's an interesting plural though.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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What about "us mob"? Though it's more common amongst aboriginal people.
"us mob" sounds interesting... Is it ever "possessive"?

No one else likes "y'all" as a contraction for "you-all"?
I've heard it used possessively as in y'all's.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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'Mob' is used to describe a bunch of kangaroos too. I've heard it used in relation to a group of people as well, not Aboriginal, as in "You mob ....". Although "You lot ...." is more common imo.

When I hear "Youse" I picture some New Jersey wise guy type, a la Sopranos or Godfather.

"Y'all" belongs to American Southerners, imo.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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"us mob" sounds interesting... Is it ever "possessive"?

No one else likes "y'all" as a contraction for "you-all"?
I've heard it used possessively as in y'all's.

I don't think it's "possesive"? It's just what aboriginal people sometimes say.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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I've heard of "you mob" or "your mob" in footy banter .. ie: in reference to Collingwood fans: "you mob are a pack of toothless bogans"

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Old 05-12-2010, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I've heard of "you mob" or "your mob" in footy banter .. ie: in reference to Collingwood fans: "you mob are a pack of toothless bogans"
And that'd be the truth.
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