What's the plural of "you"?

spiced spiced
I've heard all of these in various parts of the US. What do YOU say? Or should that be, "what do 'y'all' say"?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
You
18  (33%)
Y'all
15  (27%)
You guys
16  (29%)
Youse
You'uns or y'uns
Other?
6  (11%)
Total votes: 55
Poll is closed
03/09/2013
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"G" "G"
in TX, its Yall
03/09/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
You is correct, but I sometimes say "you guys".
03/09/2013
Jax Jackson Jax Jackson
I say y'all a LOT and I have no idea where I got it from. Sometimes I also say you.
03/09/2013
Alyona Alyona
Y'all
03/09/2013
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
New Englander - I default to "you guys"... Sometimes "you all".
03/09/2013
laflauta laflauta
I use "you guys" and nobody seems to mind like they do with "y'all"
03/09/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I usually say "you guys."
03/09/2013
spiced spiced
I grew up in the South, but live in the Northeast, so I constantly have to remind myself to say "you guys" like most people here do.

I'm very glad to know what y'all think.
03/09/2013
Artur Sergachev Artur Sergachev
You guys
03/09/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I've heard all of these in various parts of the US. What do YOU say? Or should that be, "what do 'y'all' say"?
You
03/09/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I've heard all of these in various parts of the US. What do YOU say? Or should that be, "what do 'y'all' say"?
You all.
03/09/2013
kaykay0427 kaykay0427
I say you guys or y'all or you all
03/09/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I say them all.
03/09/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
From where I'm from, we say "y'all."
03/09/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
Y'all or more than 5 all y'all.
03/09/2013
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I've heard all of these in various parts of the US. What do YOU say? Or should that be, "what do 'y'all' say"?
You guys
03/09/2013
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Vous Plural of tu is vous. I hate english for that. I wish it had a formal you/a plural you like french does.
03/09/2013
misterazor misterazor
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
I've heard all of these in various parts of the US. What do YOU say? Or should that be, "what do 'y'all' say"?
you.
you guys.
03/10/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Plural of you is you. Sometimes I'll say "you all" or "you guys", which can also be grammatically correct.

As for "You'uns or y'uns", I think you meant "yinz"?
03/10/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
You
03/10/2013
Rory Rory
you
03/10/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by Gone (LD29)
Plural of you is you. Sometimes I'll say "you all" or "you guys", which can also be grammatically correct.

As for "You'uns or y'uns", I think you meant "yinz"?
Thanks for the link! That's exactly what I was referring to. I had no idea about the full history of that word and I'm glad to know it. I've heard it a lot in Appalachia, and first from a huge family from West Virginia who moved in up the street when I was a kid. They said "y'uns" most of the time,; I always got the impression they were making a special effort to be clear when they said "you'uns" ; ;.

From the article, for those who don't feel like clicking:

"Yinz is the most recent derivation from the original Scots-Irish form you ones, which is probably the result of contact between Irish and English. When standard-English speakers talk in the first person or third person, they use different pronouns to distinguish between singular and plural. In the first person, for example, speakers use the singular I and the plural we. But when speaking in the second person, you performs double duty as both the singular form and the plural form. Crozier (1984) suggests that during the 19th century, when many Irish speakers switched to speaking English, they filled this gap with you ones, primarily because Irish has a singular second-person pronoun, tu, as well as a plural form, sibh.

"The following therefore is the most likely path from you ones to yinz: you ones [ju: w?nz] > you'uns [ju: ?nz] >youns [ju?nz] > yunz [j?nz] > yinz [j?¨nz]. Because there are still speakers who use each form, there is no stable second-person plural pronoun form in southwest or central Pennsylvania—which is why this pronoun is variably referred to or spelled as you'uns, y'ins, y'uns, yunz, yuns, yinz, yenz, yins or ynz."
03/10/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
You, but I'll occasionally say 'you guys!'
03/10/2013
DustBunny DustBunny
Depends on the group. I am from the north and live in the south, but many times it's You guy, Ladies, or folks. I have found myself saying y'all the more I live the south and I'm not really fond of it.
03/10/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
New Englander - I default to "you guys"... Sometimes "you all".
same here!
03/10/2013
joolie joolie
Youse. J\k. People think I'm trying to be street when I say ya'll, but it's because I'm from Texas.
03/10/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I say "you guys" most of the time but I'll also say "you all" or "y'all".
03/10/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I just stick to "you."
03/10/2013
783883877299373783 783883877299373783
I use you
03/10/2013
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