Thursday, January 24, 2008

You is who here?

That's the question I heard myself uttering this morning in class. Under what circumstances would it be unobjectionable to utter the words "You is who here?"

4 comments:

MountainLaurel said...

The only situation I can think of is in China or in an ESL classroom. "Yu, is Hu here?"

Amy said...

I could also vaguely imagine it working in a discussion of some piece of literature that uses the second person--"You" is who, here?

Bev said...

Bingo! We were looking at pronouns at work, and the question could have been stated thus: "In this particular sentence, to whom does the word 'you' refer?" But it didn't quite come out that way.

Jessica said...

Ah, I was going to guess that it had some relation to Abbot and Costello's "Who's on First?"