- Aug 20, 2008
Huh. Never heard that before. "Y'all" is commonly used in much of the midwest.
But yeah, it's definitely not a black thing in my experience. It's a southern, rural white thing here for the most part. I imagine rural blacks say it too as language is so localized. But I almost never venture outside of the city or run into black people from outside the city. White people from outside the metro are more common as they come in for work, sporting events, attending GSU or GT etc. Whole lot of "y'all" from those people, especially the older ones.