Friday, April 15, 2011

Yeah, this will piss you off. Yay!

OK, people. This shit is not as hard as you are making it out to be.

For the last fucking time...

  • Yay - An exclamation used to express extreme happiness or joy. E.g., Yay! She touched my pee-pee!
  • Yeah - Colloquialism for "yes". E.g., Yeah, your inability to get this right is kinda pissing me off.
The following terms are not acceptable alternate spellings. Not now. Not ever.
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  • Yea - The opposite of and rhymes with nay. If asked "Should it be legal to throat-punch those too stupid to spell  either yay or yeah correctly?", I would proudly answer with yea.
  • Ya - Slang for you. Ya rhymes with uh..., which is the noise I make in my head when you try and use this word in place of yay, ya fucking moron.
  • Yah - Slang for yes, but only if you speak German. Yah rhymes with thaw. Assuming your intent is proper, you're still too stupid to spell ja correctly.

I'm glad we cleared that up.

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  1. Can you also tell people who call their BFF their Bestie to not use Beasty. k thx!

  2. That one's not on my nails-on-chalkboard list. Likely because my peer group doesn't use BFF. But I can see how that might be annoying.

  3. I've been using "yay!" to express excitement, but always had the vague feeling that I was spelling it wrong. Thanks for putting my mind at ease.

    Now, if you could throat-punch those folks who use "loose" when they want to say they misplaced something, I'd appreciate it!

  4. And while we're at it, it's spelled "whoa", not "woah". Unless you're talking about the World Organization for Animal Health, or a hip-hop station in Georgia.

  5. My pet peeves include "oogle" and "coozy" for "ogle" and "cozy".

  6. I must say, I beg to differ. Yes, it too drives me crazy when people misspell "yeah", I mean it is essentially phonetic as the "h" gives the "a" an "ah" sound. The word YAY has got to be new in the last 10 years since people have started texting etc. The first time I ever saw it in my life was about 5 years ago in an email from a friend. And I know I'm old, but I'm not that old, and I can picture my elementary school grammar book in the early 1980s.... the word is YEA, pronounced YAY. Which means everything you say it does PLUS is used as the interjection showing excitement. When I first saw the use of YAY 5 years ago, I thought it was a random stupid person misspelling it.... like NITE instead NIGHT, but it certainly has caught on and has driven me completely berserk ever since. It is recognized in some, though not all dictionaries. I think it just started because people could never remember whether to add the "h" or not, so they just started spelling it phonetically. I would love to see an example of its use prior to 2000.

  7. Lucky for me, I've already been following the usage guidelines you give for "yay" and "yeah".

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