The heart of hot, and the crest of cool.
1. At any given time, someone or something can be designated 'y.' No one can designate themselves 'y.' No person retains 'y' status permanently but some things can.
2. An uppercase 'Y' can be used to signal emphasis but 'y' in its common lowercase form retains the strongest value and meaning.
3. The use of adverbs should be kept to a minimum when using 'y' so as not to distract from its value and meaning. Additionally, 'y' should not be combined to phonetically complete other words and/or phrases.
4. The opposite of 'y' is 'not y.'
"You're lookin' so y right now."
I saw Karen having sex today.
she flunked her biology mid-term and even spelled y chromosome wrong. That Twat is such a twit that she wrote down y chromosone.
Generation Y is harder to define. The only reason for that is that we are still involved in it and therefore still doing research. (By the way, whenever I say, "we," I mean we. Me and my friends have spent long hours thinking through all this stuff.)
Generation Y started fresh off the crash/burn of Generation X; a kind of rise from the ashes. Generation Y involved anyone who attended/completed high school between 1997 and now. Most of those heavily involved in GenY have had an older sibling heavily involved in GenX. GenY has suffered a divide, unlike our predecessors, in that few groups of people ever come together against something. Associations are limited. There is an abundance of us, however. Our younger siblings may end up being a Generation Z, but that remains to be seen.
Generation Y still have competition from a second wave of Gen-Xers. The new Gen-Xers are in typical fashion of days of yore, but with contemporary styles. Generation Y pervades this, but all in all lives alongside it. Generation Y kids tend to be more vocal about things, but usually do less.
Drug use is still rampant, that's for sure.
More will be added as research is developed. Bear with us.
Generation Y started in '97, possibly climaxed in '03, the stagnation of the culture became evident in '05, and may be ending this year, if not next year.
Not at all a hick term. How is this worse than "you guys", which is used out west even when those being addressed are not "guys." Most, including highly educated, Southerners use y'all. However, it is not only used as a plural - can and is used to address one person. In fact, in Texas, some folks use a plural for y'all: "all y'all."
Y'all want to go to the movies?
"You" in its plural form. Originated in the south but has equivalent counterparts in other languages such as German.
For instance, in German one might say :
"Wie geht's mit ihr?"
or in English:
"How's it going with y'all?"
In German Ihr is an official part of speech...something to consider! People who denouce the term "Y'all" are just hatin' on the more enlightened!
Oh yeah, and "Ya'll" is completely wrong. NEVER use it.
Y'all better come hit this!
Y'all want to go grab some sushi?
So, what do y'all think about the legitimacy of the new Iraqi government.
Don't y'all think Bush sounds like an ignorant asshole?!
An indirect term for a sexually promiscuous girl. To be buried in a Y-Shaped Coffin would imply that the girl never had her legs closed, and a coffin had to be built to suit these parameters. It's fucking hilarious is what it is.
Edmund: This is THE Jane Herrington???
Edmund: Jane - bury-me-in-a-Y-Shaped Coffin - Herrington?