Talk:your all's

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--Connel MacKenzie T C 21:16, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

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Shouldn't it be "you all's", not "your all's"? "your all's" sounds wrong. Gorrut 03:03, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

See dictionary.com’s entry for you-all. I personally prefer the double-inflected your-all’s to you-all’s. Doremítzwr 01:32, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
Better, see the previous Tea Room discussion on "your guys's" which caused this entry to be made in the first place. —67.166.55.206 14:06, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
That discussion is a perfect example of the sheer absurdity of descriptivism - does it not dawn on people that some of these manglisms are just plain wrong? Doremítzwr 01:08, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Er, I always took them as an example of the sheer absurdity of prescriptivism - trying to horn its way in to registers of speech where it has no place whatever. —Muke Tever 21:58, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
The correct form is y'all's. Your all's is the result of people who don't know any words fewer than seven syllables attempting to rationalize the speech of people who can't enunciate.
Seriously? The proper posessive form should be "all your." "Your all's" shouldn't even be an entry. This phrase is the result of bad transcriptions and authors who do a very poor job trying to make their characters sound uneducated.--Pokey1984 22:24, 12 October 2006 (UTC)