Why do hams refer to themselves as WE instead of I?

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by W0RIO, Feb 22, 2019.

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  1. WF4W

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    WRONG. It's either "you's" or "you guys"
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  2. W4EAE

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    Using normal rules, "You's" would synonymous with 'your.' 'Yous' is simply redundant as 'you' is already plural.

    'You guys' or 'you all' or even "y'all" at least make syntactic and grammatical sense.
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  3. AA4PB

    AA4PB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't know when it started, but it was common in the late 1950's when 11 meters was still a ham band.
  4. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    That's what we thought. We'll have to check with us, and they'll all get back to you :D:D

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  5. K4AGO

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    It's nothing more t
    It's nothing more than poor grammar and/or a very bad habit.

  6. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    We did, yes. And we readily admit it.

    But, without VE's, would you be a ham radio operator? Some would, but, would you?
  7. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    In my neck of the woods, weuns (we uns)and youuns (you uns) is common vernacular. Please add those to your list. I don't use the terms and cant find the terms online or in the dictionary so, I may not have spelled either correctly.

    When I hear someone (and it's common) say winder (as in open the window) I quickly look for an exit door.
  8. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    There was NEVER too much LSD in the 60's.
  9. K3UJ

    K3UJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Come to Fluffya and learn the langwitch .

    yuze - plural of you, but used in singular
    yooz - alladem
    yizz - a more formal adaptation of yuze, as in "Watty yizz think bout the Semi-Sixers in the playoffs?"
    yizzle - yuze will, as in "Yizzle be comin' over tonight, won'tchizz?"
  10. N1BCG

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