Y’all are kidding yourself

When quoting someone, the folks at Yahoo! News’ “Trending Now” never fail to make the speaker look like an idiot by misspelling something. This time the writers seem to feel that ya’ll (which would be slang for “you will”) adequately expresses the speakers comments here:

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and here:

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The correct spelling for that Southern regionalism is y’all, a shortened form of “you all.”

Others who read that article noticed the misspelling, too, and commented:

Come on people! It’s “y’all”!

It’s “y’all”, not “ya’ll”. And don’t waste your time telling me any different.

If you don’t think readers don’t notice your mistakes, y’all are kidding yourself.


2 Responses to “Y’all are kidding yourself”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    “Yes, but I see ‘we’ll’, so it must be so that the “‘” goes before the ‘ll.”

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