Mark (on the phone to co-worker): Hey Paige, where y'at?
Y'at = you at
We know it's supposed to be 'Where are you?'.
And no, we're not uneducated hicks as normally portrayed on TV and movies.
We're just embracing our Cajun heritage. You see?
It's just kinda rolls off the tongue. Try it, 'Hey, where y'at?'