For what it's worth, when I heard this (Here are y'all's tickets.) today it was addressed directly to me (and no one else), but the tickets were for myself and my family. Thus y'all's and not your. This seems like a particularly clear-cut example of the "you and yours" usage. -dmh 20:31, 9 Dec 2004 (UTC) (-dmh)
Note that in the quotation, Sedaris is recording someone else's usage and not his own. However, being a playwright, he has a finely tuned ear, and having grown up in Raleigh, NC, he knows whereof he speaks. It also sounds right to my own not-so-finely-tuned ear. And it's in print, so who can doubt it.
What I find interesting here is that it's "the way you done" and not "the way y'all done". Repeating the plural marker would sound redundant. I'm pretty sure Sedaris has got this part right as well. -dmh 04:37, 6 October 2005 (UTC)
- I'm bothered by the "intentionally incorrect" tag. It isn't incorrect for the people who use it. I agree that "y'all('s)" is generally only used once within its scope. Coming from Texas, I'd say "Can we go to y'all's house?" but "Did y'all paint your house?", never *"Did y'all paint y'all's house?" Angr 20:44, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
- I'v heard the double use of y'all's a lot. I'v heard it both ways. But it's not uncommon to say or hear something like "Did y'all paint y'all's house?" The two can mean different things. If I'm talking to Bob about Bob and group of guys painting a house, I might say, "Did y'all (meaning the group) paint your (Bob's) house?". But if the whole group is living there, then it would be, "Did y'all (group) paint y'all's (group's) house?" --AnWulf ... Ferþu Hal! 13:16, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
- Agreed, confirmed, and fixed. —Aponar Kestrel 04:12, 16 January 2009 (UTC)