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There is not a red America and a blue America. There is a “y’all” America and a “you guys” America.

There is not a red America and a blue America. There is a “y’all” America and a “you guys” America.

When all of your friends are making fun of you for listening to Avril Lavigne’s new album on Spotify and they’re being really mean about it, do you say:

a) “Come on you guys, it’s actually pretty good, give Avril a chance.”

or

b) “Come on y’all, it’s actually pretty good, give Avril a chance.”

Definitely an important question, answerable through geography, as the above map shows. Kentucky remains a bizarre outpost of “you all” usage which just sounds overly formal if you ask me.

Click “Know More” to see more of North Carolina State statistics grad student Joshua Katz’s dialect maps. Hat-tip goes to Flowing Data.

Dylan Matthews | December 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm
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