Re: Yay or Nay
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
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