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Is you'll also valid in the context of this video? Or is viper just setting new rules down in the English language?

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Just wait until The Academy gets to hear about this. Promulgating rules without a poetic license! –  MετάEd Jun 27 '13 at 23:03
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"You'll" is not pronounced anywhere close to "you all" and it already means "you will", so it's dead on arrival. –  RegDwigнt Jun 27 '13 at 23:10
    
"y'll" is an Americanism. –  TrevorD Jun 27 '13 at 23:37
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@TrevorD: I wouldn't label it as an Americanism – in the U.S., y'all is mostly used in the South. –  J.R. Jun 28 '13 at 1:05
    
What he says (sings? cantillates?) is clearly the term conventionally spelled y'all. Why he (or his label) chooses to spell this you'll is beyond speculation. ... @TrevorD The artist is from Arkansas. –  StoneyB Jun 28 '13 at 1:16
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I believe this is because you'll is already a contraction for you will.

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You'll is short for you will, as emily has said. Ya'll, I have heard from grammatically correct Southern friends, was a version of you, while all y'all was the form for you all (i.e. plural).

But either way, the sooner this thing dies from the English language, the better.

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It will NEVER die. Your hope is vain. –  Cyberherbalist Jun 28 '13 at 21:06
    
Hope springs eternal! D:< –  Corina Jun 28 '13 at 21:20
    
English changes over time, viper is eternal. There's also other classics by viper, like I'm Rich Already 4 Life (Too Late to Hate) –  viper Jun 29 '13 at 15:03
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Compare:
you'll [you will] /juːl/
you will: The longer vowel is on the former word: (y)ou, so the contraction retains it and drops the shorter vowel sound (w) i ll – you'll.

y'all [you all] /jɔːl/
you all: The longer vowel is on the latter word: a(ll), so the contraction retains it and drops the shorter vowel sound (y) ouy'all.

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Incidentally, the lyrics seem to also use "I sold my soul to satan but bought it back from god with this song\ Ya'll ...", "Y'all falling off like the last century" and "y'all haters feelings hurt". –  Kris Jun 28 '13 at 6:32
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