*itchy itch*

Time to scratch it. Or to get out the Grammar Hammer®.  This has bugged me for a long time, and after having seen it on the umpteenth blog/Facebook post:

Yea – pronounced “yay.” As in, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” An affirmative vote (“yea” vs. “nay”).

Yeah – pronounced “y.” As in, “She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah.”  Slang for “yes,” and a variant of the above “yea.”

Yay – prounounced “yay.” Slang. As in, “Huzzah! The Indians are 14-8! Yay!

Thank you.


4 thoughts on “*itchy itch*

  1. PKPudlin

    You left out a couple:

    Ye Ha – (var. spelling: Yee Hah!). Pronounced as shown. A Southern version of ‘Yay’. Commonly shouted at the top of one’s lungs accompanied by tossing headgear in the air.

    Heya – pronounced Hee-Yah. A Southern version of ‘Here’. “Y’all stay heya whahl Ize gits us a mess o’ frahed chickin”

    You’re Welcome.

  2. Rat Fink Post author


    Hey, it looks like it’s just the two of us around here lately. Hmmm. Was it something I said? Or something YOU said?



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