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Y’All Are Gonna Love This

Frequency of just "Y'all" to address...

Frequency of just “Y’all” to address multiple people, according to an Internet survey of American dialect variation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I said, most of our steampunkers were (seemingly) spot on with the Victorian dialect.  I’m thinking some of the women spent a lot of time transcribing Maggie Smith’s dialogue from Downton Abbey.  I’m sure a credible Victorian scholar would have picked them apart, much the way they do the scripts of all PBS costume dramas.

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