Rachel Matthews is a deep-fried Southern belle, married to a cowboy boot wearin', Harley ridin’,Texan Prince Charming. She’s the proud mom of two 8th generation Texans. Rachel loves cute boots, her Canon camera, belly laughs with friends, the beach, and her family, and writes about it all at A Southern Fairytale.
Texas is its own entity.
Sure, it’s a member of the contiguous United States, and you can drive to it from several states (many of which will fit INSIDE a corner or so of Texas), but while traveling to Texas, many will feel as if they’ve stepped into a different country…
And to be honest, you have –
We have some phrases, sayins, and ways of sayin’ those phrases that might leave ya scratchin’ your noggin’.
One thing that we Texans are known for is our hospitality.
Seeing as I write a blog called “Southern Hospitality,” I thought I’d help y’all out by explaining/decoding a few of our turns of phrases.
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Y’all is a contraction of the words You and All and is correctly written out as Y’all… Ya’ll is not correct and will have your sign/flyer/email etc. snickered at and subjected to eye rollin’ and “bless your hearts” all up and down the great state of Texas.
When speaking or writing, Y’all is both singular and plural. Y’all is used to refer to a single person or a group of 2 to 4 people. For more than four people “..all y’all” is the proper tense.
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