RE: Yay or Nay

Subject: RE: Yay or Nay
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:22:01 -0500


Aye, aye, Cap'n. I'd like too vote "eye", two. Would anyone care to vote "neigh"?


> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:55:39 -0700
> From: bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu
> To: techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Yay or Nay
> CC: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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> 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.
> >>
> >> Comments?
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References:
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
Re: Yay or Nay: From: B.J. Smith

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