2021: Creating the Lexicon of Future
I grew up in Texas so y’all is part of my permanent lexicon, though neither of my parents were Southern. As a kid, I remember how weird it was to hear relatives in Michigan and Wisconsin using ‘you guys’ to address all of us even there were no guys present. Now, people far outside of the South are using y’all as their plural pronoun of choice.
Ultimately, the super power of y’all is that it’s inclusive, something we need at this moment in social transformation.