Howdy Y’all — Is Y’all Really a Word?

Lee J. Bentch
All Things Texan
Published in
4 min readApr 28, 2024

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It’s all about the rules we learned growing up

An AI image of Texas with the Word Y’ALL
Image by Bing Creator AI under the guidance of the author — LJ Bentch

Growing up in Texas, many of us became accustomed to speaking slang.

But slang is only slang if the word or phrase is used informally. For slang to be impactful, the word must violate all the style guides and grammatical and pronunciation rules accumulated over the years.

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Lee J. Bentch
All Things Texan

I am an author, a technology guy, a grandad, a widower, and a man with many interests. I write to inform and entertain. Email: lee@lbentch.com