Re: Yay or Nay

Subject: Re: Yay or Nay
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:27:57 -0800

Well, then,

Oy vay/veh/weh!



On Wed, February 1, 2012 9:06 am, Bill Swallow wrote:
> Was that intentional or are you related to Sir Bedivere (who had
> trouble speaking "ni")?
>
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Guy K. Haas <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> wrote:
>> Oy!
>>
>> On Wed, February 1, 2012 8:58 am, Bill Swallow wrote:
>>> Aye! Not eye or I, or even aiee, eh Guy?
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM, B.J. Smith <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu> wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Bill Swallow
>>>
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>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Bill Swallow
>
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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
Re: Yay or Nay: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Yay or Nay: From: Guy K. Haas
Re: Yay or Nay: From: Bill Swallow

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