So let's just get this out of the way. I LOVE YOU!!!
Bloggie readers, you are the highlight of most of my days. I LOVE this blogosphere!
So what is the problem?
|Blog networks... they really are sort of this way, ne?|
THERE IS NO FREAKING PLURAL OF YOU IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!!!
Now Southerners have their y'all... and it's cute... but let's face it, I've never lived below the 42nd parallel. (Ann Arbor is at 42.16 and this is the farthest south I've lived)
Eugene, Oregon is 2nd at 44.04, then Portland, Oregon at 45.31 and Moscow Idaho at 46.73. In other words, I've lived most of my life closer to the north pole than the equator (30 years above 45th, 14 years below)
That's a little scary, actually, that all 4 cities I've live in are within 5 degrees... but never mind. My POINT is it denies me authenticity with y'all. (though I retain my right to use it as I write FICTION).
Now I ALSO know that in larger, poorer cities in the Northeast there is the you'se option. (yous? youse? --what is the spelling... I think people who use this regularly aren't actually literate, though I have some fabulous friends who joke about it in both the Bronx and Philly) But I am currently ALSO the farthest EAST I've lived... Michigan. Which is technically midwest (though I have argued extensively on why this is really the middle east--Colorado being the MIDDLE.)
|*snort* (though I'm not evil, just naughty)|
Now there are not OU ending words according to Wikipedia (which is the most reliable source, yes?)
So do I choose O or U... But I made an executive decision, as it's my blog and the U had the funny little line over it to tell me the pronunciation is what I wanted...:
|portus, –ūs port, haven, harbor m.|
Now I don't know what ablative means... let's check...
Ablative: a name given to cases in various languages whose common characteristic is that they mark motion away from something, though the details in each language may differ. The name "ablative" is derived from the Latin ablatus, the (irregular) perfect passive participle of auferre "to carry away".
|WTF? Random pic found in 'blogosphere' search|
So the plural of YOU would be Yibus!
Problem solved! You heard it here first. Henceforth the plural of YOU will be YIBUS...
I LOVE YIBUS!!!