"Ain't" in its place.

furrykef   Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:19 pm GMT
I hate to be prescriptivist, but the spelling "ya'll" gets on my nerves... I think it should be "y'all". I've heard the argument that "ya'll" is a contraction of "ya all" rather than "you all", but couldn't that be abbreviated "y'all" as well?

- Kef
I hate spam   Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:22 pm GMT
I mean "contracted to", not "abbreviated".
Skippy   Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:23 pm GMT
I've seen it both ways, "y'all" I believe, is more common... But it's one of those words that, because you don't see it in print typically, it has no real standardized form (for spelling).