My husband, always one to find fault with the English language, found this article and passed it along to me. His first language is Spanish, and while he speaks English with near native fluency, he always is saying, “English is WEIRD” because of the crazy nuances and strange rules. This article backs up his argument. I imagine for a non-native speaker of any kind of English, let alone American English, it can get rather confusing. I know Southern American English (meaning from the Southern US) can get confusing for my husband, but he does understand “y’all” since I picked that up during my years in the South. But accusations of being one that would say, “youse” as a native New Jerseyan would be untrue, as I’ve never said that. Regional dialects are crazy!
Read this article, and tell me what you think of this. Is this something that we should work to correct, or leave it be? Put y’all’s comments below. 😉