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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti
    "You all" is the same as "all of you," so, yes, it's correct. Use it like this, "You all are going to hell." That equals, "All of you are going to hell."
    Actually - wouldn't it be,"You are all going to hell" instead of "You all are going to hell?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by escapee
    Actually - wouldn't it be,"You are all going to hell" instead of "You all are going to hell?"

    "You all can go to hell. I'm going to Texas." - Davy Crockett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Pro Laps
    I'm a native Texas, but I'm not up on this distinction. Clarify.
    Yall is more friendly.

    For instance:
    "Yall are welcome to come git ya some beer and BBQ, just don't be messin wit mah corndogs."

    As opposed to:
    "All yall can kiss my ass ya bunch a corndog thieving bastards"

    See the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboy
    Yall is more friendly.

    For instance:
    "Yall are welcome to come git ya some beer and BBQ, just don't be messin wit mah corndogs."

    As opposed to:
    "All yall can kiss my ass ya bunch a corndog thieving bastards"

    See the difference.
    Subtle - yet profound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Pro Laps
    I'm a native Texas, but I'm not up on this distinction. Clarify.
    It's instinctive and can't necessarily be taught. But I'll try anyway.

    Gentle reader, Y'all and A'll y'all are the same, but different. It is a second-person dual or plural pronoun.

    Y'all refers to a group of people, usually specific but can be non-specific. It can even be used singularly: "Y'all come back now, ya hear?"


    All y'all is kind of the superlative of y'all. It is used to convey a greater magnitude of inclusion, but not necessarily a mere plurality. "All y'all people is full a shit."

    Y'all got it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George
    It's instinctive and can't necessarily be taught. But I'll try anyway.

    Gentle reader, Y'all and A'll y'all are the same, but different. It is a second-person dual or plural pronoun.
    Y'all refers to a group of people, usually specific but can be non-specific. It can even be used singularly: "Y'all come back now, ya hear?"
    All y'all is kind of the superlative of y'all. It is used to convey a greater magnitude of inclusion, but not necessarily a mere plurality. "All y'all people is full a shit."

    Y'all got it?
    How would y'all compare that to "Youse Guys" as an inclusive term?
    I don't expect all y'all to respond, just some of y'all or even one of y'all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by escapee
    Actually - wouldn't it be,"You are all going to hell" instead of "You all are going to hell?"
    It looks like either (that's pronounced with a long E, btw) works.

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    youse guys are hopeless.
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