Re: Only a Southener.........
Geds, y'all is not YA'll, it is Y'all. You all, with the apostrophe taking the place of the missing ou in YOU.
I took Brass Tacks' statement as agreeing with you that y'all is plural, but clarifying that it is generally plural for a couple, but a whole bunch is "all y'all". I did not see him as saying y'all was singular.
Nobody but stupid Yankees, doing bad southern impressions, thinks "y'all" is singular.
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