Minor Annoyances: All of you All

Why do people from a certain city that I otherwise love make me cringe everytime they say “All of you all are fabulous ” or “You all are fabulous“, when they are talking to a sum total of two people? Where do they think they are? In the deep South of the US?

Some people take it further and say “You all” when speaking to one person. And in this city, it’s the most educated lot, the ones who went to the more posh schools and colleges who do it. A prize for those who guess this city in India. :)

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20 Responses to Minor Annoyances: All of you All

  1. Bombay, of course:) And I worked with a guy who would say “two of you all”. (teeth-gnash).

  2. Chakkani Chukka

    It is Mumbai.

    Though Dilli, which confined itself to translations like as in “max to max 10 minutes more yaar”, “min to min 3 km yaar” (kam se kam, zyaada se zyaada) also has this in pockets.

    But I would place bets on Hyd.

  3. bombay bombay ofcourse. and it’s pronounced as “yawll”..

    and all over india, people under 25 don’t say “yaar” these days, they say “ya”.

    for instance, “no ya, lets go to pizza hut ya.” aaaaaaarrrrghhhh

  4. Small is beautiful. This belief of mine continues to be reinforced. Just like this post.

    Mumbai…

    *cheers*

  5. km

    So Bombay = Texas?

  6. Of course it’s Mumbai!

    Similar irritation for me in Delhi is when someone tries to combine English and Hindi and says something like, ” He has told me ki…”

    We all have our pet peeves, I guess! :-)

  7. Do you really want to get me started?

    You, tho baba, get so touchy about English. Chillax! Anyways, I think I should have just left a comment here, na?

  8. Gigi

    Are they twinning cities in India with ones in Texas now? ;-)

  9. Y’all leave us Bombayites alone, ya.

  10. Its has started in Hyderabad? :O

  11. either amchi mumbai or dilwalon ki dilli!

    Hyd toh is no chance! Kya to bhi tum log…

  12. SS

    Definitely south USA…..Hey Y’all….haven’t you people heard of Southern Hospitality??? DUH!

  13. I have heard this in Pune once!

  14. Arre, it is Bambaiyya talk, yaar. Kya bolti? By the way (or ‘by the by’ as Chennai would have it), “y’all” has maka-pav roots..that’s our Goan neighbors.

  15. When did mumbaikars start talking like southeners in US…????