So, you're talking to a group of people. How do start to talk to them?
OK, so it's y'all. Or is it?
According to Southern Living Magazine (who actually spent more time thinking about this than we did), it is...
Y'all. Which is the southern contraction for "you all".
"Ya'll" is a misspelling. And makes ya sound dum or sumpin.
In Nashville, how do you address a group of people?— Jim Chandler (@JimChandler1075) June 25, 2017
I know most Nashvillians say y'all but I just can't bring myself to do it, and I'm a native.— GB (@rU_confused2) June 26, 2017
If it's a really large group, or you're trying to get them to do something, I say all y'all, but if it's a smaller group just y'all.— Angie Pena (@lilrdhairdgrl) June 25, 2017
All y'all comes before giving a bet. The response being, "hold my beer"— Jason (@UniversalEskimo) June 25, 2017