I promise to stop saying “You Guys”

It’s as simple as that. I’m going to commit to it and put it out there now. If you hear or see me say “You guys” and I’m not speaking to a group of guys/men, you have every right to point it out.

Why

As coworker recently put it: “You wouldn’t walk up to a group of guys and say “Hey ladies!” would you?” Nope. Sarah’s completely right, you wouldn’t say that so you shouldn’t say “You guys” either.

Alternatives

  • You all
  • Everyone
  • Y’all (because I’ve never said this naturally in my entire life)
  • say nothing at all just a “Hello” or “Hey” will do

Thoughts

What do you use and why? Are there any other phrases you’ve stopped using similar to this and if so, what have you replaced them with? “mankind”, “firemen”,  etc all come to mind.

1 Comment

  1. Maureen

    June 8, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I like “peeps” and “cats” I still sometimes say guys, but I’m also working on quitting 🙂

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