I’ve read the grammars front to back,
But still I’ve got no clue
Why standard English has to lack
A plural form of “you.”
It seems that someone dropped the ball,
Which frankly has me bugged.
The South quite gamely offered “y’all,”
But Northerners just shrugged.
And “youse,” of course, is widely dissed
Except for cracking wise.
No self-respecting feminist
Would stoop to say, “you guys.”
How useful it would be to say,
“Ustedes,” “ihr” or “vous.”
I curse the fiend who took away
Our plural form of “you!”