"We tortured some folks."I came here to say this. Obama made this trendy.
Huh. I was taught that "thou" and its variants were informal whereas "you" was formal, and that it eventually switched. I didn't know about this context, though. Interesting stuff.I looked into it a little bit and the common story as to why it fell out of favor is interesting. Thee/thou was already falling out of favor by the 17th century. The last nail in the coffin came when you became "formal", really reserved for those of higher standing like in "your Majesty", and Thou became "informal", meaning to refer to those of lower status. Rather than risk insulting someone by calling them "thou", everyone started to call each other "you". Except for the Quakers founder George Fox, who believed so much in being perfectly grammatically correct that he wrote a 200 page tome about the usage of thee and thou over you. His point being that thou ought to use "thou" in singular instances, and "you" in plural instances, and in fact referring to each other in the singular instance as "you" was prideful, sinful behavior. He had a lot of trouble from outsiders who would get violent over being referred to as "thou".
TL;DR Elitist Britbongs ruin everything trying to be overly polite, once again.
This is the only correct answer. It applies to 99 percent of people who use it. Its just faster and shorter.I say yall because its easier than writing "you all" or "all of you" or even "you guys".
Its probably the only word that living in the South has imparted on my personal dialect.
Memember not married lolIt is definitely a dog-whistle on the internet.
Unfortunately, my wife drawls "y'all" all the time because she wants to sound rural. It fucking sucks, but I'm too scared to tell her.
People who think words can physically harm people have no place in a functioning society.Coz they're trying to make it gender neutral. You know, in case someone gets offended. Because words = literal violence.
I hate trannytougue.Annoying, but “folx” is worse, the word folks is already gender neutral but they’re “queering” language by deliberately misspelling shit.
On another note, “yas queen slay!!!!” and variants thereof can also go die in a fire. Same with clapping emojis after every word .