so…
yes
so
this is the way folks around austin seem start off a statement
one word
so…
I guess it’s better than 
hey!!
you know what?
or
hey you guys!!
don’t you think?
but yes sometimes you will hear
hey yawl
but generally that’s if folks aren’t paying attention.
so…
yes
back to so
once folks are paying attention it’s often
so
sometimes you might here, so… y’all or even so… all y’all
All-yawl seems to convey a more general audience than just a yawl around these parts.
the word you is singular or plural
all is surely plural, all-yawl is three times plural I would have to assume, no?
just in case there is slightest possibility that I might leave someone out hence… all-yawl!
so…(the word that is), as a statement starter got me to thinking why this is a compelling linguistic springboard?
perhaps because it implies that the speaker is simply continuing a conversation that was floating around us?
certainly it implies that there was something going on before it was spoken.
I rather like this however, because it has a feeling of a shared intimacy about it as if we are all in harmony.
so…
I rather prefer this colloquialism, yawl. 
so…when we put this altogether we get
so…let’s continue our shared intimacy/journey as all-yawl travel on this rocket ship we call earth.
 
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So, is what they say around these parts! © 2012.06 ~ magicjackatx@mail.com
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