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Subject:Re: Yay or Nay From:"Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> To:"B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu> Date:Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:41:10 -0800
As regards homophones and spelling, what does your dictionary say about
"yay", as in our subject line?
The on-line Websters I consulted, as well as the Oxford English Dictionary
and Oxford American English Dictionary, do not recognize "yay" as the
counterpart to "nay". In voting, I've seen the affirmative response
rendered as "yea" and the negative as "nay", while "yay" is more of a
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