I’m watching the Apprentice tonight on NBC. Clint the 40 year old Finalist from Texas is using Y’all a whole lot. It makes me smile. I am often made fun of for my use of it. Whether it be up North or out West, I am on the receiving end of a fair share of giggles because of it.
I get it.It isn’t Proper Standard English.
So is it OK?
On a related note, I was at the The Hartsfield Jackson (gotta get that Jackson in there) Atlanta airport earlier this month and had a chance to grab some food before an early morning flight. The airport had a Moes (Welcome to Moes!) and they had a breakfast menu. The nice young lady asked if we wanted the breakfast or the ‘leRnch’ burrito.
I’ve never heard the ‘R’ sound in the word Lunch. Totally threw me.