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Ace Citizen
Ace Citizen
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Jan-21-2005 06:07

For all those budding sleuths out there I need you to answer me a question, who or what is Neurocam? I know this may sound simple, but believe me these people weave a mysterious web.

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Blaise Joshua
Blaise Joshua

Mar-1-2005 11:46

This is an interesting discussion on English, but I think it depends where you're from. I was in the Caribbean for six months, and there they say y'all. A double negative wouldn't rule out what JoJo's saying though - slang abounds in double-negatives.

Moonshh
Moonshh
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Mar-1-2005 18:27

I can't see how "y'all" is a double negative, or "all y'all."

"All y'all" would be repetetive, perhaps, as "y'all" = the contraction of "you all," as far as I understand, the informal plural "you" which we don't formally have in English but which some other languages do have.

lauraandgabriel
lauraandgabriel

Mar-2-2005 21:47

Wow, a free lesson in english about y'all. What happened to neurocam.

Anyway, in the books I've read, I always thought of it as y'all=you all.
It's slang and doesn't matter much to me...

Andy702
Andy702

Mar-3-2005 04:52

I'm far from being an English expert, but I figure it was said right, in this case it's ya'll. I see where the suspicion comes from for it maybe being all ya'll - but I can't figure where the double negative would be in all ya'll.

Madame TBird
Madame TBird
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Mar-9-2005 15:49

All I can say is no one of you have spent time in the south. Ya'll can be used to imply 1 person or a group of people. Therefore since my sentence subject was directed to an individual basis & not a collective group.

Det.Fresh
Det.Fresh
Well-Connected

Mar-9-2005 17:27

wow I think all ya'll can says what yuns want cuz it is some kina slang anyways. hearme son?
:P

Clivetyolar
Clivetyolar

Mar-9-2005 17:34

Strange site, but since they didn't ask for any real information, I joined just to check it out.

Madame TBird
Madame TBird
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Mar-10-2005 10:11

Yes it is slang & improper English to use Ya'll. Therefore, it does not really matter how I used it in the first place.

Alamette
Alamette

May-25-2005 17:15

bump for marcus and others who might not know...we still don't know but there is a lot of conjecture!

RosieS
RosieS
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May-26-2005 05:43

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurocam

Of particular note is the IP addy resolves to a residence for Univ. of Melbourne students.

What methinks you have is large scale performance art sponsored by former/current Australian students.

Lastly, as someone who has lived in the South for many years: y'all (you)is singular, all y'all is plural. All y'all is equivalent to youse guys in NY. :-) My MIL bemoans that I don't have 2 first names, such as Sally Sue or Polly Lou, so I'm non-native but a GRITS anyway: Girl Raised In The South.

Regards,
RosieS



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