October 24, 2011

Yay, Yeah, and Yea - There's A Difference

It's time for another tutorial in understanding what is written in this blog. Yay is pronounced like 'hay' with a y at the beginning, like Yay, you got me soap on a rope. Again. Yeah is pronounced like... well I can't think of a rhyming word but instead of saying 'yes' you say 'yeah' like Yeah, I heard you the first sixteen times you made that joke. Then there is Yea which I never use because when I see 'yea' I think 'tea' with a y at the beginning and what the hell does that mean? Then I have to read and reread the sentence to get some context to figure out what the person is trying to say and all that extra work could be avoided if the writer would just follow the simple rules of Yay, Yeah and Yea as I have set them. These words are not interchangeable, they are not synonyms, they are homonyms and I just had to google that so take this seriously, please. When I write 'yeah'  or 'yay' you are to pronounce it in your head the correct way so as to interpret my words and thoughts the way I mean for you to.  Gawd, I hate it when I don't control  e v e r y t h i n g  in the universe!

Class dismissed.


Texan Zombie Goddess said...

You confused the shit out of me lol. This is we see it in the Texan Zombie world:

Yay is like "woohoo!"

Yeah is used for "sure" or "okay".

Yea is "yes".

I have *never* pronounced "yay" as "hay"...ever lol.

Maybe it is a Texan thing rofl!


Kritta22 said...

I don't use yea either. It's weird.

Ordie O. said...

Yeah, like when I document pus (purulent drainage) in a wound at the hospital where I work. What's so hard to understand about "pussy drainage". Must everything be explained?

Lorie Shewbridge said...

OK, according to the dictionary (I had to look it up because the Texan totally messed me up):

yea (rhymes with "day") means "YES" and is used in oral voting. Like in Congress when one party all votes "yea" and the other party all votes "nay."

yeah Amanda is exactly correct in her explanation... it is a slang way of saying "YES" and there doesn't really seem to be anything that rhymes with it.

yay (also rhymes with "day") it means: informal exclamation indicating approval, congratulation, or triumph!

So, there you have it. I concur with Mrs. Amanda on the lesson. Please use the words accordingly.