Y’all heard it right – The Atlantic approves of the work “y’all.” Be still my [Southern English lovin’] heart! It’s only a matter of time before I start throwing the word into all my grad school papers.
Check out the original article here.
The verdict according to The Atlantic:
There are no distinct second-person plural pronouns in modern standard English. “Ye” once served that purpose; a good look at the King James version of the Bible can give a sense of the usage.
Seeing as I do not plan to start using “Ye” in my everyday vocabulary, I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment. In celebration, I will sprinkle “y’all” into all of my emails and sentences for the rest of the day. Dare to join me?