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Old 08-13-2020, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Generally if you go south of Sutton you hear a lot more of y'all. The farther north from that it's generally 'you all' except as you get closer to Pittsburgh and you also get the god awful 'youns' or 'you ins' mixed in. Modified Pittsburghese basically. Eastern Panhandle is a lot of transplants from closer into the DC area and you will hear 'you all.'
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I would agree it is either "you all" or "you guys" in northern WV.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
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I wish you all would say the same about cultures dominated by black, brown, and yellow people.
Someone is trolling for a fight
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:53 AM
 
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Must admit I have never heard "y'all". Everyone I know, including me, says "you all".

But you mentioned something that really bothers me, someone who knows nothing about WV writing a book set in WV.
I'm not writing the book; I'm helping review and edit it.

The author's family is from WV, so she knows what she's talking about, it just didn't seem right to me.

But, apparently it is. Two of her characters say "y'all" although the others don't.
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Old 08-19-2020, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Frederick, MD / Baltimore, MD
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Someone is trolling for a fight
I’m not trolling, you can’t criticize someone for not doing their due diligence in researching WV and turn a blind eye when it happens to other cultures. E.g., you can’t be okay with someone dressing up in a sombrero and poncho if you’re offended by someone dressing up in camo as a caricature of rural/“redneck” culture
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Old 08-19-2020, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Ohio via WV
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I’m not trolling, you can’t criticize someone for not doing their due diligence in researching WV and turn a blind eye when it happens to other cultures. E.g., you can’t be okay with someone dressing up in a sombrero and poncho if you’re offended by someone dressing up in camo as a caricature of rural/“redneck” culture
Literally no one in this thread has mentioned anything about any of that. You posted about it purely to stir up things.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:27 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Originally from up north but I've been in the military and been assigned to these locations : Fl, Tx, NC/Va,
I change it up. Don't always say y'all. Some times it is you all. Sometimes it's you guys too. You can't always help being influenced by those around you.
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Old 09-02-2020, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Poca, West Virginia
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As others have mentioned, y'all seems to be quite prevelant in southern West Virginia. Once you hit say Boone County, its y'all all the time.
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Old 09-02-2020, 01:09 PM
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Location: Georgia
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My wife is from Wetzel County, WV and her grandmother always said youins lol..
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:47 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I lived for several years in the Charleston area (Sissonville specifically) and everyone in Kanawha County said y'all. The dialect was extremely Southern but that change north of Fairmont. Many people in West Virginia had much thicker accents than in many parts of Louisiana. Here in Baton Rouge around like 50% of people have a Southern accent and the other half just have a regular American accent.

If Mississippi is the ultimate Southern state and New Jersey is the ultimate Northern state, then West Virginians in general talk a lot more like people in Mississippi than New Jersey. Culturally WV is also much more similar to Mississippi and Louisiana than to New Jersey and New York.
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