Sunday, October 11, 2009

to y'all - Monday Mission

Even before I moved to the south, I said ya'll. I just say it more often now. A lot more often. It's inclusive. It's gender neutral. It's charmingly southern. It's casual. It rolls off the tongue. Best of all, every time The May Queen says it I smile. So ya'll... raise your hurricane glass, or your mug of cafe au lait, or your Abita Amber (or your diet Coke or cup of coffee or whatever non-southern drink you might have with you at the moment)... here's to y'all.

This post has been a Monday Mission. Today's Mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post in the form a toast (to anything! be creative!). If you write a Monday Mission please put a link to your post in the widget below (and if you want to steal the little Monday Mission button and use that in your post it will link back here for people to check out the other Monday Mission posts). This mission was suggested by the wonderful de at An Indigo Virgo.

Join us next week when your mission is to write a post in the form of a Tanga or a Nonnet (each is a specific type of poem, click on the word for a link to a description of the poetry). Mission suggested, again, by the fabulous de at An Indigo Virgo.


kaye said...

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

~old Irish toast, my ancestry brings me from that little Island.

Rima said...

I used to say it all the time, too, when I lived in the South. But now that I live in northeast ohio, it just doesn't work anymore. I miss it!

Barrie said...

Well, it does sound better than yous. ;)

alejna said...

A fine toast to a fine word. Or contraction. I guess I'd probably call it a word.

I've thrown in my own toast. Which is largely inspired by toast.

(It's so nice to be back in the swing of the MMs! I'm looking forward to next week's, as well.)

Anonymous said...

Cheers! Definitely worthy of a toast. I wish we could "get away" with it up here, but it doesn't come off right.

(Hope I can get into the swing. Ideas are in my head, they just can't get out.)

Furrow said...

I've always said that "y'all" is a perfectly logical contraction. And it does sound much better than the northern alternatives. "You guys" is becoming more common around here, and it's annoying, because half of us are not guys.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Well, this is a new meme for me! It's late on Monday, but it's still Monday, so I'm going over to write my toast now!

At Laurel-Rain Snow's Reflections. You have the Mister Linky.