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« Reply #9150 on: July 09, 2015, 12:57:09 PM »

 I don't really go to concerts, but from what I can tell, a typical ticket is $150 a person.



Depends on what kind of shows you are seeing. I've been to about 9 concerts in the past 12 months. Most expensive ticket was $55, cheapest was $5, and average probably about $20. And this was going to a concert, not going to a bar with cover and a live band.
Well, we looked into going to some of these concerts, and the low end is $100 and the high end is $350.

Although some of them probably are in the $55 range.  Plus ticketmaster fees.
I'm guessing the Grateful Dead tickets were not cheap.
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« Reply #9151 on: July 09, 2015, 01:14:40 PM »

 I don't really go to concerts, but from what I can tell, a typical ticket is $150 a person.



Depends on what kind of shows you are seeing. I've been to about 9 concerts in the past 12 months. Most expensive ticket was $55, cheapest was $5, and average probably about $20. And this was going to a concert, not going to a bar with cover and a live band.
Well, we looked into going to some of these concerts, and the low end is $100 and the high end is $350.

Although some of them probably are in the $55 range.  Plus ticketmaster fees.
I'm guessing the Grateful Dead tickets were not cheap.

Yeah. I will say, I have noticed my entertainment budget shrinking the moment I cut down on drinking when going out to the theater. My general rule for the theater is I'll have a drink if hanging out with people beforehand, but that's it. No drinks during the intermission or at the afterparty.

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« Reply #9152 on: July 09, 2015, 01:59:37 PM »
It's not.  I'm from Kentucky, and a lot of conversational contractions are in common use here, including Y'all.  In fact, the Florence, Ky water tower that can be seen from I71 Southbound is painted with a huge "Florence Y'all" even though Florence is an exurb of Cincinnati, Ohio.

It used to say Florence Mall but was changed for legal reasons.  Y'all seems to be a good substitute.  We always stop at that exit on our way down to the lake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Y'all_Water_Tower

The exit sign on 171 for this place I find even more memorable:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bone_Lick

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9153 on: July 09, 2015, 02:05:22 PM »
It's not.  I'm from Kentucky, and a lot of conversational contractions are in common use here, including Y'all.  In fact, the Florence, Ky water tower that can be seen from I71 Southbound is painted with a huge "Florence Y'all" even though Florence is an exurb of Cincinnati, Ohio.

It used to say Florence Mall but was changed for legal reasons.  Y'all seems to be a good substitute.  We always stop at that exit on our way down to the lake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Y'all_Water_Tower

The exit sign on 171 for this place I find even more memorable:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bone_Lick

Beaverlick, Ky is a wonderful little community; and the locals get a bit mad when you laugh at the name.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9154 on: July 09, 2015, 02:08:46 PM »

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« Reply #9155 on: July 09, 2015, 02:13:22 PM »
Another day, another debt-laden CW excited about "only" spending $6 on lunch... or as I like to call it, $20K more than I will over the next decade, after market returns.

I've done the bring from home math vs. the eat out.  Seems like a lot of people discount the fact that food brought from home cost $$ too.  I find on a $6 eat out, I pay about $3 to replicate from home.

Now, if you are eating a few carrot sticks and a piece of cheese I understand.  Curious about the comparison...

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« Reply #9156 on: July 09, 2015, 02:20:45 PM »
When I cook for work, I generally make a big meal on Sunday and portion it out to eat everyday for the rest of the week.  My per-serving cost is never as high as $3. 


Of course, I don't need to make as big of a meal as I do to get leftovers, but I couldn't make the things I do for dinner without having some leftover. And I've since found out there are people who just throw any leftover food away; so if we compare to them, then the lunches are free.
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« Reply #9157 on: July 09, 2015, 02:42:59 PM »
When I cook for work, I generally make a big meal on Sunday and portion it out to eat everyday for the rest of the week.  My per-serving cost is never as high as $3. 


Of course, I don't need to make as big of a meal as I do to get leftovers, but I couldn't make the things I do for dinner without having some leftover. And I've since found out there are people who just throw any leftover food away; so if we compare to them, then the lunches are free.

We usually take sandwiches for lunch (ham and cheese), plus some chips (big bag parceled out into ziplocs) and some fruit (apple and some grapes).  And a yogurt for breakfast.  All that stuff (bread, lunchmeat, etc) is probably $25 or so (deli lunchmeat is $$) but using a conservative $10/meal * 2 people * 4 meals/week (we usually go out to lunch 1 day already) that's $80 to eat out versus $25 for groceries (the other $20 to eat out is a wash).  $220/mo.  And that's without really trying (could buy the groceries cheaper, etc). 

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« Reply #9158 on: July 09, 2015, 02:47:26 PM »
When I cook for work, I generally make a big meal on Sunday and portion it out to eat everyday for the rest of the week.  My per-serving cost is never as high as $3. 

We do this, except we eat the leftovers for dinner each night. No cooking time after getting home late. Easy.

I eat homemade granola for lunch everyday. Easy. Make a 5lb batch once a month.

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« Reply #9159 on: July 09, 2015, 02:54:10 PM »
Another day, another debt-laden CW excited about "only" spending $6 on lunch... or as I like to call it, $20K more than I will over the next decade, after market returns.

I've done the bring from home math vs. the eat out.  Seems like a lot of people discount the fact that food brought from home cost $$ too.  I find on a $6 eat out, I pay about $3 to replicate from home.

Now, if you are eating a few carrot sticks and a piece of cheese I understand.  Curious about the comparison...

Economies of scale. Back when it was just 2 people in the house, it was about $3 a meal because we couldn't eat through the "bulk" items fast enough before they'd go bad, and the smaller items were more expensive. Unless we wanted to eat the same stuff for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it wouldn't work out. Of course my average lunch at work was about $4.25 (salad+burger or salad+soup or tacos), so that is definitely on the cheaper end of things.

Now I'm back with my parents since January and for another month or so until I move back in with the fiance (we've been living with our parents to save money). With 4 people, one of whom walks 5-10 miles a day carrying 10-30 pounds, it makes sense to pack the lunch.

It should also be noted that my fiance and I are kind of foodies--the meals that we make could easily be in most restaurants if not for the lack of presentation skills. Additionally, she is an RD and is very concious of where the food comes from and how it was prepared (don't care about organic, do care about "other stuff" that goes closely along with it).

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« Reply #9160 on: July 09, 2015, 03:09:01 PM »

Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)

Man how did I miss the y'all conversation?

I agree- y'all is NEVER singular. It is always plural.
All y'all is more plural.

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« Reply #9161 on: July 09, 2015, 03:10:33 PM »

We just did this - for the second time, for my wife. The iPhone 4s is nearing the end of life meaning none of the software upgrades will work with it starting later this year.

Not true! iOS 9 will work on the iPhone 4s.

http://www.evad3rs.net/2014/10/ios-9-supported-devices-compatibility.html

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« Reply #9162 on: July 09, 2015, 03:58:48 PM »
Asked a coworker if she wanted to head out to lunch with me (my biggest clown habit).

CW: No, I'm going to the store because I have a 15% off coupon and another $10 coupon so it's time to shop. Want to come?
Me: Nope, no shopping budget this month since I have a vacation planned.
CW: I don't have a shopping budget either but I'll put it on my credit card and worry about it later.

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« Reply #9163 on: July 09, 2015, 04:55:22 PM »
Another day, another debt-laden CW excited about "only" spending $6 on lunch... or as I like to call it, $20K more than I will over the next decade, after market returns.

I've done the bring from home math vs. the eat out.  Seems like a lot of people discount the fact that food brought from home cost $$ too.  I find on a $6 eat out, I pay about $3 to replicate from home.

Now, if you are eating a few carrot sticks and a piece of cheese I understand.  Curious about the comparison...

Depends on what you eat and how you shop and such.  I did the math once, and showed that by packing lunch for myself and my husband, vs. spending $8 for lunch (what it will run you here, without the drink), we could save about $16,500 in 5 years.  That's a new car every five years (admittedly, a low-end car, like my Civic).

I haven't calculated my lunch cost lately.  Mostly I eat 2 snacks and a lunch, so that's 2/3 cup cottage cheese + 1 cup raw veggies, then 2 eggs + 1 cup cooked veggies and a little cheese (plus oil for cooking), then an apple and 2 Tbsp of nuts.  I tend to spread out my calories.  That's 0.59+0.20+0.40+0.45+0.50+0.38 = $2.52.

Of course I'm trying to lose weight right now - back when I first did the calculation, lunch was often beans and rice and a side of veggies, or a bean burrito, or pasta and veggies.  So my meals were heavier in carbs and cost about $1.00.

Right now I spend about $14-15 a day for 4 people (right now I'd say the 2 kids equal an adult), or $4.90 per adult person per DAY.  Versus eating out at $6 for one meal.  (And here it would be more than that.)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9164 on: July 09, 2015, 04:59:19 PM »

Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)

Man how did I miss the y'all conversation?

I agree- y'all is NEVER singular. It is always plural.
All y'all is more plural.

All y'all ain't never seen a reflexive double negative before?

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« Reply #9165 on: July 09, 2015, 05:55:05 PM »
Finally have one:

My friend and coworker is a really nice guy, but between him and his wife they run through money like crazy despite the ~250k household income (this is in NYC, but still).  He asks my opinion on budget, etc., but usually loses the battle with his SWMBO.  Today was all him.  The range in his coop gave up the ghost, oven is done, door does not close, etc.  I will give him the benefit of the doubt that it was not worth fixing.  So he goes to Best Buy and purchases a very fancy double oven range clad in stainless steel.  $2100 with delivery and install, but since Best Buy was offering 18 months same as cash terms, "its only $125 a month."  Head, desk.  This is the guy who is always worried by their dwindling savings account.


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« Reply #9166 on: July 09, 2015, 06:41:14 PM »
CW: Only another 30 more years to go before retirement
ME: At our new salary (just over $70,000) you should be able to retire easily in 15 years
CW: I don't see how ... I have student debt and a few other debts ...(totalling under $100,000) AND we are saving for a down payment on a house and the wedding
ME: Weddings don't cost much ...
CW: What??? The lowest I can find for hall rental and dinner is going to be about $30,000
ME: WHAT??????? ARE YOU CRAZY????
CW: That is what it costs these days ...
ME: (Muttering to myself as I leave the room to make myself a coffee - with all the fixings I brought from home) FACE PUNCH TIME!!!!

Later with same CW ... (after I calmed down lol...)

ME: So what does the $30,000 include?
CW: Hall, Food, Tables, matching tablecloths, WEDDING PLANNER ...
ME: WEdding planner?
CW: Yeah it makes it so much easier to have one ...
ME: Of course .... OMG

Well apparently the average cost of a wedding in Canada is $32k.

However, I expect the median to be lower. And of course, I expect that any Mustachian in Canada can throw a wedding that costs far less than the median.
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« Reply #9167 on: July 09, 2015, 09:35:24 PM »
"Y'all" tends to be restricted to our rural friends from lower latitudes.   Here in the PNW we say "you guys."
LOL, do you think the entire South/Southeast is "rural"?  Atlanta here, and "y'all" is pretty widely used by everyone, include Northern transplants like myself (I grew up outside Boston).  I have friends from Alabama and Tennessee who also use "y'all."  I found this neat map in wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y'all#/media/File:Y%27allMap.jpg

And do you think the entire Southeast uses "y'all"?

Not in South Florida...aka northern Latin America/southern New York. I'd venture to say anything south of Orlando is not "The South" any more - at least culturally.
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« Reply #9168 on: July 09, 2015, 09:47:40 PM »
I expect that any Mustachian in Canada can throw a wedding that costs far less than the median.
Especially since they already own the tuxedo

http://thecanadiantuxedo.com/about/

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« Reply #9169 on: July 09, 2015, 11:43:18 PM »
"Y'all" tends to be restricted to our rural friends from lower latitudes.   Here in the PNW we say "you guys."
LOL, do you think the entire South/Southeast is "rural"?  Atlanta here, and "y'all" is pretty widely used by everyone, include Northern transplants like myself (I grew up outside Boston).  I have friends from Alabama and Tennessee who also use "y'all."  I found this neat map in wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y'all#/media/File:Y%27allMap.jpg

And do you think the entire Southeast uses "y'all"?

Not in South Florida...aka northern Latin America/southern New York. I'd venture to say anything south of Orlando is not "The South" any more - at least culturally.
Oh yeah, sorry.  Florida is generally carved out from "the South" :-)

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« Reply #9170 on: July 10, 2015, 05:37:38 AM »
... I studied several Romance languages at school and always appreciated being able to distinguish between the singular 'you' and the plural 'you', especially on the internet where tone fails can result in a lot of fallout. I therefore took to using "y'all" when I mean "you people generally" as it lessens the chance of an individual poster thinking that I am talking about (and possibly insulting) them personally. In this case I used it to distinguish between "you, the poster I am replying to" and "all of you Americans generally".

Careful! Y'all is often singular. Use "all y'all" to be sure.


Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)


Another option, used about as often as y'all in this area, is y'uns. Short for you 'uns, of course.

ETA a husband tells me "y'all" was pretty well universally adopted aboard ship (US Navy) because it fills a practical need.

What the heck are yinz talking about?

Gotta love the 'burgh!!


I think the pronunciation is different, but I wonder if the two uses have a common source?

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« Reply #9171 on: July 10, 2015, 05:47:58 AM »

Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)

Man how did I miss the y'all conversation?

I agree- y'all is NEVER singular. It is always plural.
All y'all is more plural.

All y'all ain't never seen a reflexive double negative before?


Naw, we done seen that.

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« Reply #9172 on: July 10, 2015, 09:45:39 AM »
It's not.  I'm from Kentucky, and a lot of conversational contractions are in common use here, including Y'all.  In fact, the Florence, Ky water tower that can be seen from I71 Southbound is painted with a huge "Florence Y'all" even though Florence is an exurb of Cincinnati, Ohio.

It used to say Florence Mall but was changed for legal reasons.  Y'all seems to be a good substitute.  We always stop at that exit on our way down to the lake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Y'all_Water_Tower

The exit sign on 171 for this place I find even more memorable:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bone_Lick

Beaverlick, Ky is a wonderful little community; and the locals get a bit mad when you laugh at the name.
I grew up in West Middlesex, and now live near Beaver Falls, Beaver, and the Beaver River.  Seems like a normal name to me!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9173 on: July 10, 2015, 11:21:14 AM »
my boss bought a new car this past weekend... because her 2013 vehicle got keyed along one door.  She bought the same vehicle only a few years newer.
Uh oh time for an oil change. Might as well buy a new car instead of paying the $50 to get it changed at the dealer... I guess some people never learn!

...or changing it in the driveway yourself... Takes me about 20 mins including cleaning up.

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« Reply #9174 on: July 10, 2015, 11:36:29 AM »
my boss bought a new car this past weekend... because her 2013 vehicle got keyed along one door.  She bought the same vehicle only a few years newer.
Uh oh time for an oil change. Might as well buy a new car instead of paying the $50 to get it changed at the dealer... I guess some people never learn!

...or changing it in the driveway yourself... Takes me about 20 mins including cleaning up.

Reminds me of Krusty the Klown speaking to an assistant, "My home's dirty, go buy me a new one."

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« Reply #9175 on: July 10, 2015, 11:48:41 AM »
I have overheard 2 of my coworkers on another floor:
1)Taking out  3 4 or more credit union loans successively to travel with no count boyfriend.  Same coworker's mom was heavy into payday loans, a gambling habit plus supporting a drug using son and lazy adult grandchildren.
2)Another supporting 2 adult daughters one of whom has a child and may be pregnant with another.  Neither daughter graduated high school one dropped out one got a certificate stating she'd completed 12 years.  Older one has a $600 car note and job doesn't cover it.   Younger one doesn't work at all.
As for myself I used to be addicted to the vending machine daily for 2 honey buns $1.25 each at the time and a bottle of tea from the machine $1.75.  After casually calculating I was wasting $21.25 or more per week on that thieving machine, I facepunched myself then started buying my buns from the grocery store $1 apiece or donuts  $.66 apiece from Shoppers Food Warehouse ( Shoppers has huge donuts lol I am partial) and drinks also since sometimes they are $1 each or 3 for $5.  On occasion I do bake my own as well cutting it to almost free.

We won't discuss lunch out that was $10-15 per day which I have cut down to maybe twice monthly. 

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« Reply #9176 on: July 10, 2015, 11:48:55 AM »
my boss bought a new car this past weekend... because her 2013 vehicle got keyed along one door.  She bought the same vehicle only a few years newer.
Uh oh time for an oil change. Might as well buy a new car instead of paying the $50 to get it changed at the dealer... I guess some people never learn!

...or changing it in the driveway yourself... Takes me about 20 mins including cleaning up.

Some cars, sure. But I can't get the oil filter on my Miata off without a lot of swearing and annoyances. Frankly, I'll go to the shop to do it every time. Besides, after the cost of oil it is about $10 for them to do it for me.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9177 on: July 10, 2015, 12:12:40 PM »
Asked a coworker if she wanted to head out to lunch with me (my biggest clown habit).

CW: No, I'm going to the store because I have a 15% off coupon and another $10 coupon so it's time to shop. Want to come?
Me: Nope, no shopping budget this month since I have a vacation planned.
CW: I don't have a shopping budget either but I'll put it on my credit card and worry about it later.

Welcome to the forums! :)

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« Reply #9178 on: July 10, 2015, 12:23:46 PM »
My wife's birthday was about a month ago, and someone (probably one of her students' parents) gave her a $15 Sephora gift card. She'd never even been in a Sephora store before, but since she needed new eyeliner decided we'd make a rare trek to the mall so she could use the gift card. And promptly discovered that almost NOTHING in that store is under $15. We spent like 15-20 minutes in the store as she looked around for ANYTHING that she had a use for that was under the value of the gift card (or at least near it), spending the entire time voicing her disbelief at why anyone would spend $40+ on eyeliner when she could get essentially the same thing at the grocery store for $5.

I'd give away that gift card before I'd use it if I wasn't absolutely thrilled with what I was buying. Let someone else endure the cost of using it. ;)
There are sites online that you can sell the gift card for some % of the value.  I regularly sell gift cards that I don't want.
Eh, it was worth the time spent there for the amusement and reminder of why my wife is so great. Somewhat amusingly, the eyeliner that she ended up finding and getting apparently turned out to be, at least in her observation, solidly better than the cheap kind she usually got- but no nearly enough to go back there for more. :P

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9179 on: July 10, 2015, 02:01:57 PM »
... I studied several Romance languages at school and always appreciated being able to distinguish between the singular 'you' and the plural 'you', especially on the internet where tone fails can result in a lot of fallout. I therefore took to using "y'all" when I mean "you people generally" as it lessens the chance of an individual poster thinking that I am talking about (and possibly insulting) them personally. In this case I used it to distinguish between "you, the poster I am replying to" and "all of you Americans generally".

Careful! Y'all is often singular. Use "all y'all" to be sure.


Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)


Another option, used about as often as y'all in this area, is y'uns. Short for you 'uns, of course.

ETA a husband tells me "y'all" was pretty well universally adopted aboard ship (US Navy) because it fills a practical need.

What the heck are yinz talking about?

Rural, do you live in the Southern Appalachians? Y'uns was the preferred second-person plural among the natives of Rabun Co., Georgia, in the very northeastern corner of the state. It was a fascinating and incredibly annoying bit of regional dialect. I only recently learned that the word is shared by the people of Pittsburgh.

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« Reply #9180 on: July 10, 2015, 02:54:08 PM »

Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)

Man how did I miss the y'all conversation?

I agree- y'all is NEVER singular. It is always plural.
All y'all is more plural.

Oh boy, now I'll have to try and sneak "all y'all" into daily conversation and see if anyone notices!

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« Reply #9181 on: July 10, 2015, 03:15:04 PM »
Ho. Lee. Crap. I can't believe I read the whole thing. Took me a month or so but its good to have goals.

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« Reply #9182 on: July 10, 2015, 05:01:17 PM »
I have to call myself out as I went out for lunch twice this week. I will go out some Fridays for lunch but stupid me was in a rush to leave for work on Wed. that I forgot my lunch in the fridge. So instead I went to Wendys, only spent $5 but still that is $5 I could have saved. I also went out today but that was planned.

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« Reply #9183 on: July 10, 2015, 09:41:26 PM »
... I studied several Romance languages at school and always appreciated being able to distinguish between the singular 'you' and the plural 'you', especially on the internet where tone fails can result in a lot of fallout. I therefore took to using "y'all" when I mean "you people generally" as it lessens the chance of an individual poster thinking that I am talking about (and possibly insulting) them personally. In this case I used it to distinguish between "you, the poster I am replying to" and "all of you Americans generally".

Careful! Y'all is often singular. Use "all y'all" to be sure.


Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)


Another option, used about as often as y'all in this area, is y'uns. Short for you 'uns, of course.

ETA a husband tells me "y'all" was pretty well universally adopted aboard ship (US Navy) because it fills a practical need.

What the heck are yinz talking about?

Rural, do you live in the Southern Appalachians? Y'uns was the preferred second-person plural among the natives of Rabun Co., Georgia, in the very northeastern corner of the state. It was a fascinating and incredibly annoying bit of regional dialect. I only recently learned that the word is shared by the people of Pittsburgh.


I only learned it from Dragoncar!

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9184 on: July 11, 2015, 06:45:38 AM »
Co-worker A is leaving to make six-figures at a consulting gig. She'll be traveling all week and just home for weekends. All expenses during the week will be comped. Co-worker B and I were telling her that she should "live" with her mom on the weekends since she would have essentially zero expenses and could save about six-figures a year.

Instead, A is going to get a bigger apartment (she won't be using all week), with a new couch (the old one has dog pee on it--I'm guessing the new one soon will also), and paying for dog care during the week (instead of the dog keeping her mom company for free), a new phone, etc.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9185 on: July 11, 2015, 08:42:37 AM »
Instead, A is going to get a bigger apartment (she won't be using all week), with a new couch (the old one has dog pee on it--I'm guessing the new one soon will also),

Awesome.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9186 on: July 11, 2015, 09:07:49 AM »
Poor doggie.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9187 on: July 11, 2015, 12:06:49 PM »
Poor doggie.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9188 on: July 11, 2015, 02:49:37 PM »
Poor doggie.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9189 on: July 11, 2015, 03:16:43 PM »
Poor pet sitter. 5 days a week of mopping up after the poor doggie....

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9190 on: July 11, 2015, 08:12:47 PM »
Co-worker A is leaving to make six-figures at a consulting gig. She'll be traveling all week and just home for weekends. All expenses during the week will be comped. Co-worker B and I were telling her that she should "live" with her mom on the weekends since she would have essentially zero expenses and could save about six-figures a year.

Instead, A is going to get a bigger apartment (she won't be using all week), with a new couch (the old one has dog pee on it--I'm guessing the new one soon will also), and paying for dog care during the week (instead of the dog keeping her mom company for free), a new phone, etc.

I don't mean to be judgmental, but that's just plain dumb.

Edit:  +1 for the poor doggie.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9191 on: July 12, 2015, 07:21:16 AM »
I just tried finding median cost instead of average cost and nothing came up on the first page.  If median cost is much lower than average cost, that doesn't make interesting news, does it?  (Sarcasm). So no coverage.

Well apparently the average cost of a wedding in Canada is $32k.
However, I expect the median to be lower. And of course, I expect that any Mustachian in Canada can throw a wedding that costs far less than the median.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9192 on: July 12, 2015, 07:47:09 AM »
Here too.  Once upon a time "guys" was only used to refer to men, but "gals" was never popular, and over the years "guys" has come to be gender neutral.  It felt a bit strange the first few times I used "you guys" and "guys" for all female groups, but now it produces nary a twinge.  It is actually very useful.  What about "youse"?  I had never heard it until I moved to SE Ontario, and even then it seems to be local and rarely used. 

"Y'all" tends to be restricted to our rural friends from lower latitudes.   Here in the PNW we say "you guys."

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9193 on: July 12, 2015, 09:32:13 AM »
Here too.  Once upon a time "guys" was only used to refer to men, but "gals" was never popular, and over the years "guys" has come to be gender neutral.  It felt a bit strange the first few times I used "you guys" and "guys" for all female groups, but now it produces nary a twinge.  It is actually very useful.  What about "youse"?  I had never heard it until I moved to SE Ontario, and even then it seems to be local and rarely used. 

"Y'all" tends to be restricted to our rural friends from lower latitudes.   Here in the PNW we say "you guys."


One hears "youse" and "youse guys" in Philadelphia a lot.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9194 on: July 12, 2015, 07:01:02 PM »

Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)

Man how did I miss the y'all conversation?

I agree- y'all is NEVER singular. It is always plural.
All y'all is more plural.

Oh boy, now I'll have to try and sneak "all y'all" into daily conversation and see if anyone notices!

I would love to hear such a robust southernism pulled off in a British accent.

I had a coworker previously who was from rural NC but lived in London for 5+ years - fabulous accent!

And while I'm here, we also say y'all in Kansas, where I'm from though not all y'all, I've only heard that in NC. Another NC favorite of mine is "might could" as in:
You might could do that but instead maybe you should do this.

Love it.
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9195 on: July 12, 2015, 07:39:31 PM »
I mention that he should have looked at a mini-van if he needed the extra space and it would get better MPG. He looked at me with a shocked look and stated he would never be caught dead driving a mini-van...

Anymore the minivan hate tells me alot about the person I'm talking to - such as appearances > utility. The American rejection of minivan people haulers is just dumb. Its a tool and if it fits use it. I've driven some very comfortable minivans.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9196 on: July 13, 2015, 03:25:50 AM »
Quote from: Megma link=topic=2540.msg728567#msg728567

I would love to hear such a robust southernism pulled off in a British accent.

I suppose it might be something like this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcwyI-NlvI
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9197 on: July 13, 2015, 06:50:22 AM »
Here too.  Once upon a time "guys" was only used to refer to men, but "gals" was never popular, and over the years "guys" has come to be gender neutral.  It felt a bit strange the first few times I used "you guys" and "guys" for all female groups, but now it produces nary a twinge.  It is actually very useful.  What about "youse"?  I had never heard it until I moved to SE Ontario, and even then it seems to be local and rarely used. 

"Youse" is common in Buffalo, but honestly, we're basically SE Ontario as well.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9198 on: July 13, 2015, 07:03:54 AM »
Here too.  Once upon a time "guys" was only used to refer to men, but "gals" was never popular, and over the years "guys" has come to be gender neutral.  It felt a bit strange the first few times I used "you guys" and "guys" for all female groups, but now it produces nary a twinge.  It is actually very useful.  What about "youse"?  I had never heard it until I moved to SE Ontario, and even then it seems to be local and rarely used. 

"Y'all" tends to be restricted to our rural friends from lower latitudes.   Here in the PNW we say "you guys."


One hears "youse" and "youse guys" in Philadelphia a lot.

And "wudder," which really threw me for a loop. (Water.)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #9199 on: July 13, 2015, 07:41:32 AM »

Y'all is always plural; "all y'all" is reflexive or emphatic. :-)

Man how did I miss the y'all conversation?

I agree- y'all is NEVER singular. It is always plural.
All y'all is more plural.

Oh boy, now I'll have to try and sneak "all y'all" into daily conversation and see if anyone notices!

I would love to hear such a robust southernism pulled off in a British accent.

I had a coworker previously who was from rural NC but lived in London for 5+ years - fabulous accent!

And while I'm here, we also say y'all in Kansas, where I'm from though not all y'all, I've only heard that in NC. Another NC favorite of mine is "might could" as in:
You might could do that but instead maybe you should do this.

Love it.

Or else "fixin' to" - I'm fixin' to go to the store, can I borrow your credit card?