*itchy itch*

27 April, 2011
Rat Fink

Time to scratch it. Or to get out the Grammar Hammer®.  This has bugged me for a long time, and after having seen it on the umpteenth blog/Facebook post:

Yea – pronounced “yay.” As in, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” An affirmative vote (“yea” vs. “nay”).

Yeah – pronounced “y.” As in, “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”  Slang for “yes,” and a variant of the above “yea.”

Yay – prounounced “yay.” Slang. As in, “Huzzah! The Indians are 14-8! Yay!

Thank you.

:P

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PKPudlin
27 April, 2011 10:07 am

You left out a couple:

Ye Ha – (var. spelling: Yee Hah!). Pronounced as shown. A Southern version of ‘Yay’. Commonly shouted at the top of one’s lungs accompanied by tossing headgear in the air.

Heya – pronounced Hee-Yah. A Southern version of ‘Here’. “Y’all stay heya whahl Ize gits us a mess o’ frahed chickin”

You’re Welcome.
PK

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PKPudlin
27 April, 2011 9:43 pm
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Moi?!?!? *looks around nervously*

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Skylar
Skylar
9 May, 2011 9:18 am

You should show this to Band Dude. He does it all the time. -.-

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