Why do people use Y all?

While historically associated with the southern United States, “y’all” is becoming a popular choice for people who want to address multiple people. The rise of y’all fills a lexical hole in English that’s been around for a long time: the lack of a second-person plural pronoun.

Is colloquial and slang the same?

So in a nutshell, both colloquialism and slang are spoken forms of the language. Slang is more informal than colloquial language. Slang is predominantly used by certain groups of people while colloquial language is used in every day speech by ordinary people.

Who wrote the Merriam Webster Dictionary?

Noah Webster

What does YEET YEET mean?

exclamation of excitement, approval, surprise

What do you call someone who is non binary?

People whose gender is not male or female use many different terms to describe themselves, with non-binary being one of the most common. Other terms include genderqueer, agender, bigender, and more.

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Who is Merriam Webster the person?

In 1831, George and Charles Merriam founded the company as G & C Merriam Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1843, after Noah Webster died, the company bought the rights to An American Dictionary of the English Language from Webster’s estate. All Merriam-Webster dictionaries trace their lineage to this source.

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What can I use instead of guys?

Alternatives to “guys”:

  • All.
  • You.
  • Team.
  • Everyone/everybody.
  • Folks.
  • People.
  • Friends/pals/peeps (informal settings)