Aussies have come under fire on Twitter for masquerading as Americans by using the term "y'all".
And for a nation of people who are usually so indignant at holding onto our own ~colourful~ turn of phrase, it seems Aussies are all too eager to shuck off "youse" for good.
Some pointed out that "y'all" was actually the more appropriate choice because of it's gender-neutral contraction.
While others argued that "youse" wasn't strictly referring to "you guys" only — but was a legitimate colloquialism born from the working class accent.
Some suggested that "youse" actually took more effort to say — and given Australians' penchant for abbreviating every word over two syllables, the move to "y'all" was kind of patriotic.
While others questioned whether it was appropriate to use "y'all" at all, given its AAVE origins (African American Vernacular English).
And of course, there were those Australians steadfast in their love for "youse" — who rallied others to abolish "y'all" from local vernacular.