Yous/yousuns/yis my beloved <3
Memes aside I feel very invested in the Ulster English dialect in this Chilli's tonight
It has influences from both Ulster Scots and Irish, and 'yous' comes from the fact that Irish distinguishes between you singular and you plural, and honestly it makes so much sense in Ulster English. I'm addressing you by yourself, I'm addressing yous. Just add an s and now it's plural!!
Ulster Scots words in Ulster English that we were always told was slang:
Banjax: mess ('you've made a banjax of it')
Bout ye: how are you
Dead-on: OK ('bout ye?' 'aye, dead-on')
Footer/futer: wasting time ('stop futerin' about' is a pretty standard sentence for a teacher to say, may also call them eejits)
Quare/kwer: considerable/very, extended meaning of 'queer' (old meaning) (it's a quare day the-day)
The-day/the-night/the-marra: today, tonight, tomorrow
And of course, wee: small, also used as a general diminutive ('do you want a wee cup of tae', the tea is not necessarily small)
I'm still so cross about having all these great words seen as slang, my parents and grandparents use them a lot so I'm very familiar with their meaning but I don't really use them much myself
There's loads more on the Wikipedia page on Ulster English, check it out if you've got time :)
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