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WTF? I mean, seriously... [Dec. 10th, 2007|04:35 pm]
Sassy and a Bit Twisted
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I live in Central Texas. As a resident of the southern portion of the United States, I regularly face untold peril.

One specific danger is prolonged exposure to the word "y'all."

Now, having spent 25 years honing my defenses against this atrocity of the English language, I feel I am decently well-equipped to withstand its horror regardless of its current form. The three recognized forms of "y'all" are as follows:
y'all (the most common form)
ya'll (for those who do not properly understand contractions)
yall (for those who do not understand or prefer to ignore punctuation)

I have discovered a new form today - one I am certain has never before been seen:
yal
This is the form for those who not only do not understand contractions or punctuation but have a blatant disregard for spelling anything correctly EVER.

I think the user of the above form has singlehandedly given me a facial tic (though this is not the only reason).

In other news, you can apparently change the "Adult Content" rating of your entries! Sweet!
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[User Picture]From: thats_futureman
2007-12-10 10:51 pm (UTC)
Its 'EVAR' when using the word 'EVER,' but in all caps. It helps get the point across.

Didnt we have this same issue with 'ain't.'
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[User Picture]From: thelonedragon
2007-12-11 12:10 am (UTC)

YL

You're gonna discover something more horrific in the future. The dropping of the vowel 'a' to make the word YL! There will be bumper stickers with YL in an oval. The future is grim! Fight Skynet!
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[User Picture]From: morrigan716
2007-12-11 01:09 am (UTC)
I hate the word myself, but somehow I always end up using it!
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[User Picture]From: adayinthelife
2007-12-11 06:41 pm (UTC)

NO

ok i agree that "yal" is pretty fuckin ridiculous. but "yall" (my preferred variant) is NOT an atrocity of the English languagem, it is a MARKED IMPROVEMENT.

observe:

I --> WE
ME --> US
HE --> THEY
HER --> THEM

but

YOU --> YOU ?!

NO

YOU --> YALL

yall just makes sense. it makes Texan English superior to all other yall-less varieties (yous just sounds lame)
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[User Picture]From: blameyourself
2007-12-11 11:16 pm (UTC)

Re: NO

amen, brother
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[User Picture]From: decibel45
2007-12-11 09:54 pm (UTC)

What about...

allyall

:P
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[User Picture]From: unceremonious
2007-12-11 09:57 pm (UTC)

Re: What about...

It's almost, but not quite, a palindrome. I would accept it if it were a palindrome.
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