Do any of y’all ever use “y’all” when you’re corresponding with clients or colleagues? I’m in NYC and one of my coworkers jokingly called me out on it.

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In NYC - i say it but everyone knows i’m Texan so I guess I get a pass


NYC is known to scoff at a southern accent (seen it) so I imagine yall isn't far off


Common in the Houston market (predictably)


While talking? Yes. In writing? Absolutely not.


Yes, but I’m in Houston.


Yes, and I have zero issue telling people who scoff at it (my boss being one of them) that it's perfectly acceptable and even useful for distinguishing between singular and plural second-person references. I don't use it in memos or anything formal, but run-of-the-mill email correspondence? Absolutely.


As a Southerner in NYC, I code switch depending on context. Really love working across from TX-based teams for this reason 😊 I also use it freely when socializing with colleagues. If they want to judge, it’s on them.


Absolutely not


I do during conversation but not in writing. Also think it helps because people who don’t know me tend to underestimate me which is right where I want them. Sometimes I use it strategically on purpose to disarm my opponents


Poc? I feel like I do this subconsciously...

Yes because I actually say the word y'all


I wish I was cool enough to pull off a hearty y’all.

Always while speaking but only sometimes by email. Depends on how familiar I am with the other party and whether they are service providers or clients. Definitely with a small town service provider or official - I crank up my Southern accent too, in that case, since I'm in the Big City. It's a shame that "y'all" is perceived as unprofessional - it's the perfect gender neutral pronoun. 🙂

In Dallas—yes!


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