yall.

August 27, 2013

you’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything. and for that reason, i’m standing up for the word y’all.

forget political platforms….health plans, taxes, or social security. MY platform is to save america from the use of any term referring to the plural form of “you” other than “y’all”.

y’all.

it’s like biscuits with butter. tea with ice. and coke with peanuts. it just makes sense. it’s like comfort food for the southern vernacular.

and i’m pretty sure my overton high school english teachers (god bless their hearts. actually, god bless all my teachers hearts), mrs. brand and mr. gonzalez, ย both used the term y’all. they were both quite sticklers when it came to the english language so therefore, it MUST be grammatically correct. and even if it’s not, i declare that it should be.

you gotta fight. for your right. to speak twang! and i’m starting with this…

and this…

loud and proud, y’all. no y’all left behind. keep y’all in the classrooms. just say y’all. y’all. or yall. with or without the apostrophe. either way, it just feels right.

that’s all i have to say about that.

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} August 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    absolutely. my mother in law gave me a tshirt for christmas last year that said “i’msickay’all’sshit”. one word. pure awesomeness. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Jolie August 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      hilarious!

      • Reply Holly September 7, 2013 at 12:38 pm

        I wish y’all had put the apostrophe IN! It just doesn’t look right! I trained my iPhone to put it in!! Haha. Love it!!

    • Reply Jinger Rugland August 30, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Yall can’t forget about “fixin'”

      • Reply Fanciful Ponderings September 3, 2013 at 9:24 am

        You are so right Jinger! Perfect for these girls and all the fixin’ they’er doin’ round there. I’ll bet they smacked their heads and said yeah!

  • Reply Marie Angelique August 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Oh, I must have! funny story: so I’m from Puerto Rico (born and raised there) and went to college in North Carolina and if there is one word that has become part of my vocabulary is y’all to the consternation of many. After 20 years in NC I consider myself an honorary Carolina girl and use the word to my heart’s content. And I have to agree with Beth above: pure awesomeness!

    • Reply Jolie August 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      there’s something about the word that just gives ya warm fuzzies, huh?! and it knows no geographic bounds! XOXOX!

  • Reply Pam Bennett's August 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Y’all are lovely!

  • Reply Theresa-Garden Antqs Vintage August 28, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I can’t wait to see “y’all”!!

  • Reply Rene' Foust August 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I love y’all

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse August 28, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks for the smile!

  • Reply Tara August 29, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Born & raised in Texas but we live in Hawaii now (my husband is Army). My liberal use of “y’all” has gotten me recognized as a fellow Texan more times than I can count.

    I ADORE this shirt & will DEFINITELY be purchasing one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Jolie August 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      awwww…thanks so much tarA! an island-locked, misplaced texan!! sending you big love from texas!!

  • Reply Amanda McIntyre August 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Love your shop and style, just wish Y’ALL ‘s t-shirts came in real womens sizes! Love me some Gypsy Junk!

    • Reply Jolie August 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      thanks so much amanda!!!! this tee is actually a unisex tee…so it’s universal! hope this helps!! XXO!

  • Reply Lisa Love Harris August 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Just Love Y’all! xxoos

  • Reply brigitte burke August 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    love it y’all! I want one, but is it only XL?
    also I’m 48 and finally met the love of my life.. we have both been married before!! when we get married could the junk gypsies design a groovy gypsy dress for me that aint white??!! or help me figure out what to wear!
    I’ll come to Round Top!

  • Reply mattie.p August 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    ya’ll are the best .aint none better .thats another southern twang/thang .;)

  • Reply Denise Shepherd August 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I am a true Georgia girl. My mom was a Yankee (bless her heart) but she always told me she loved living in the South. It’s God’s country! And y’all is one of my favorite words! Thank y’all for the right to stand up for our southern heritage!

  • Reply Kristal August 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I love the y’all! I’m a Texan do in a traveling job for a while….I just didn’t know I don’t seem to go 10 min. Without saying Y’all!

  • Reply Steph August 29, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Best blog post EVER, Y’all!!!

  • Reply Susan Melton August 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I’m from Mo, Show me, lol, and I didn’t know any other word for you guys or you, until I was 6 and my cousins from a city in Il heard me and started makin’ fun of me. Had to ask my Mom why they were teasing me. Another common term her is youns’, lol! I learned “proper English after that, but still use y’all without hesitation!
    Susan

  • Reply the farmer's trophy wife September 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    well. you have already converted this girl.
    and yes, it sounds fabulous when I mix it with my Canadian accent…
    y’all, eh?!

  • Reply Katie September 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I am in fluent with the correct usage of y’all, but how do I get the shirt? Want to wear it loud and proud!

  • Reply shirley york September 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I love u guys. I am from California.benicia,ca. my husband and I just got home from a trip to tyler texas. went to mirand lamberts store in Linville. we were coming to see u and were told that your store wouldn’t be open until the 28th, I was soooo disappointed. so close ,yet so far. anyway. would have loved to see where it all happens. so for now I will shop ur store when it is online. congratulations and keep it coming for all of us wanna be y”allers..thanks so much Shirley York

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