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GlennInFlorida
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PostPosted: 17-Jul-09 11:50  Reply with quote

Just remember, y'all is always plural. It is never used by Southerners to address a single individual, despite the way actors on TV and in the movies (usually written by someone not from the South) use it. Wink
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PostPosted: 17-Jul-09 15:19  Reply with quote

GlennInFlorida wrote:
Just remember, y'all is always plural. It is never used by Southerners to address a single individual, despite the way actors on TV and in the movies (usually written by someone not from the South) use it. Wink

Not true, at least not in Texas. Y'all can be used as a singular form there as well. Yeah, I know, I was confused, too, the first time some Texan called me "y'all," thinking, "Who else is he talking to? There's no one else here!" Laughing

Also, note the difference between "y'all" and its always-plural form "all y'all." Smile
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PostPosted: 17-Jul-09 15:55  Reply with quote

Well, Texans can be particularly odd (I lived in Houston for six years so I know) and I really don't consider them Southerners. Smile
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PostPosted: 17-Jul-09 23:01  Reply with quote

HaHa! Yeah, that's why on their tourist ads, they use the slogan, "It's a whole other country."
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PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 0:00  Reply with quote

Sova wrote:
GlennInFlorida wrote:
Just remember, y'all is always plural. It is never used by Southerners to address a single individual, despite the way actors on TV and in the movies (usually written by someone not from the South) use it. Wink

Not true, at least not in Texas. Y'all can be used as a singular form there as well. Yeah, I know, I was confused, too, the first time some Texan called me "y'all," thinking, "Who else is he talking to? There's no one else here!" Laughing

Also, note the difference between "y'all" and its always-plural form "all y'all." Smile

I had never heard that one before, and I live in the South (in Florida).
That's funny: y'all can be singular and "all y'all" is its plural. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 6:19  Reply with quote

Getting back to the original topic of this thread - does anybody know a word rhyming with mercury or silver?
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PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 11:51  Reply with quote

Jana wrote:
Getting back to the original topic of this thread - does anybody know a word rhyming with mercury or silver?

Apparently there are no words that rhyme with mercury or silver.

See http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi
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PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 13:45  Reply with quote

Jana wrote:
Getting back to the original topic of this thread - does anybody know a word rhyming with mercury or silver?

From OED, "dicky-dilver" (in dialect, another name for the periwinkle), and "chilver" (Old English, still used in some southern [England] dialects, for a ewe-lamb). Yeah, it's a stretch, I know. All the other entries are for "*ilver" are derivatives of "silver."

I couldn't find one for "mercury."
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PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 15:02  Reply with quote

Thank you both - and what about purple?
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PostPosted: 21-Jul-09 17:14  Reply with quote

For purple there are no perfect rhymes (no other English word ends in "rple"), however there are many rhymes for words ending in "ple".

You can find them at: onelook.com/?w=*ple&scwo=1&sswo=1&scwo=1&sswo=0
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