The phrase "y'all" might not simply be the shortened form of "you all" — but something far more complex.  It’s true that “y’all” is “the most identifiable feature of the dialect known as Southern American English.” But where did it come from? And how did it end up in the South?

The secret history of “Y’all”: The murky origins of a legendary Southern slang word

The phrase "y'all" might not simply be the shortened form of "you all" — but something far more complex. It’s true that “y’all” is “the most identifiable feature of the dialect known as Southern American English.” But where did it come from? And how did it end up in the South?

The Saudi judoka Wojdan Shaherkani, 16, who was embroiled in a political and religious row in her home country before being allowed to compete

The bravest women at the Games: Muslim athletes who battled to get to London - and for whom the taking part really does mean more than the winning

The Saudi judoka Wojdan Shaherkani, 16, who was embroiled in a political and religious row in her home country before being allowed to compete

Kanō Jigorō (嘉納 治五郎?, 28 October 1860 – 4 May 1938) was the founder of judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking between members of a martial art style.

Kanō Jigorō (嘉納 治五郎?, 28 October 1860 – 4 May 1938) was the founder of judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking between members of a martial art style.

Known as “the mother of women’s Judo,” Rusty Kanokogi worked tirelessly for the sport to become part of the Olympics. In 1988 she finally saw her efforts realized when the International Olympic Committee voted to include Judo in the games, and she went to Seoul as coach of the first U.S. women’s team.

Known as “the mother of women’s Judo,” Rusty Kanokogi worked tirelessly for the sport to become part of the Olympics. In 1988 she finally saw her efforts realized when the International Olympic Committee voted to include Judo in the games, and she went to Seoul as coach of the first U.S. women’s team.

Wojdan Shaherkani  Saudi Arabia's First Female Olympic Athlete, London, 2012

Saudi Arabia's judoka strikes blow for women's rights at Olympics

Wojdan Shaherkani Saudi Arabia's First Female Olympic Athlete, London, 2012

Wojdan Shaherkani (16) at the London 2012 Games. Making history - the first woman from Saudi Arabia to attend the games. Saudi women are not permitted to take part in PE at school, join sports clubs or attend sporting events as spectators. Arm twisted to allow her to attend it is hoped that Saudi will now allow her to continue with Judo - she is a blue belt.

Saudi woman athlete makes headlines

Wojdan Shaherkani (16) at the London 2012 Games. Making history - the first woman from Saudi Arabia to attend the games. Saudi women are not permitted to take part in PE at school, join sports clubs or attend sporting events as spectators. Arm twisted to allow her to attend it is hoped that Saudi will now allow her to continue with Judo - she is a blue belt.

US judo fighter expelled from Olympics after testing positive for marijuana | Earl Cox's Empower Network Blog

US judo fighter expelled from Olympics after testing positive for marijuana | Earl Cox's Empower Network Blog

Olympics poster

Olympics poster

The story of how judo came about.

The story of how judo came about.

The official logo for the 2020 Summer Games

The biggest logo designs of 2015

The official logo for the 2020 Summer Games

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Kayla Harrison made history by being the first American (man or woman) to win two #goldmedals in Judo at the #2012Olympics in #London and the #2016Olympics in #Rio. She recently visited the APB office to talk about her #training as an #Olympian, #mentalillness, and the #sexualassault she went through during her training. http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/kayla-harrison/

Kayla Harrison made history by being the first American (man or woman) to win two #goldmedals in Judo at the #2012Olympics in #London and the #2016Olympics in #Rio. She recently visited the APB office to talk about her #training as an #Olympian, #mentalillness, and the #sexualassault she went through during her training. http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/kayla-harrison/

Kayla Harrison.   Judo.  She is awesome!

Olympics 2012: For US judo fighter, a journey from pain to gold

Kayla Harrison. Judo. She is awesome!

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kayla Harrison fought her way to judo history. Again. Harrison became the first American to defend an Olympic judo title when she forced France’s Audrey Tcheumeo to tap out i…

RIO DE JANEIRO — Kayla Harrison fought her way to judo history. Again. Harrison became the first American to defend an Olympic judo title when she forced France’s Audrey Tcheumeo to tap out i…

Kayla Harrison of the U.S. fights with Britain's Gemma Gibbons (blue) during their women's -78kg final judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Kayla Harrison makes judo history

Kayla Harrison of the U.S. fights with Britain's Gemma Gibbons (blue) during their women's -78kg final judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

I got my Olympic Rings tattoo! Thank you @devereuxtaylor and Victoria for coming…

I got my Olympic Rings tattoo! Thank you @devereuxtaylor and Victoria for coming…

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