Re: Yay or Nay

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay
From: "B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 09:55:39 -0700

All in favor say "aye."

On 2/1/2012 9:53 AM, Bill Swallow wrote:

Yeah, I'd weigh yay as hooray not yay as yea versus nay, per se.

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Guy K. Haas<guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> wrote:
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
cheer.

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Re: Yay or Nay: From: B.J. Smith
RE: Yay or Nay: From: Steve Cavanaugh
Re: Yay or Nay: From: B.J. Smith
Re: Yay or Nay: From: Guy K. Haas
Re: Yay or Nay: From: Bill Swallow

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