yea vs yeah vs yay : Common Errors in English

About yea vs yeah vs yay

“Yea” is a very old-fashioned formal way of saying “yes,” used mainly in voting. It’s the opposite of—and rhymes with—“nay.” When you want to write the common casual version of “yes,” the correct spelling is “yeah” (sounds like “yeh” ). When the third grade teacher announced a class trip to the zoo, we all yelled “yay!” (the opposite of “boo”!). That was back when I was only yay big.

yea Meaning(s)

  • (n) an affirmative
  • (r) not only so, but

yeah Meaning(s)

  • (r) not only so, but

yay Meaning(s)

  • (n) a branch of the Tai languages

yea in News

  1. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell steps down

    As President Bush’s briefer during the Sept. 11 attacks, an eyewitness to President Obama’s reaction when Osama bin Laden was captured, and a key figure following the resignation of former CIA Director David Patraeus, Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell’s 33 yea …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MSNBC: Field Notes

  2. Vegan Society of Peace gives new meaning to going green

    Proud of yourself for eating all your veggies at dinner? Yea, these guys have nothing on you! Check out Houston’s Vegan Society of Peace, one subculture that gives a new meaning to “going green.” Check it out! …
    on June 11, 2013 Source: CW39 NewsFix

  3. Drum corps show comes to Jackson

    JACKSON — Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) will bring marching musicians and performers to central New Jersey this summer when it presents “Drum Corps: An American Tradition” on June 28 at Jackson Liberty High School, 125 North Hope Chapel Road, Jackson. read more
    on June 11, 2013 Source: News Transcript

yeah in News

  1. Demos a demon on lanes

    Yeah, he's a true amateur now, or he was until he won $10,000 this year in the 205-and-under categor...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. ‘Kinky Boots’ musical gets national tour for 2014

    Everybody say yeah! After winning six Tonys — including Best Musical — this past weekend, Kinky Boots will kick off
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Entertainment Weekly

  3. Yeah, I was there that night.

    Yeah, I was there that night. Had a run-in with Pacman, too. My friend Max and I were in Cincinnati and had been told by friends to check out a bar called Tin Roof after the game. We're at the bar when two guys pull up with a little crowd behind them— my friend immediately recognizes one of them as Pacman Jones. Pacman catches me staring over my shoulder a few times, and graciously taps me on ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Deadspin

yay in News

  1. Parabolic Europe Closing Ramp

    Presented with little comment just to note the entirely news and fundamentals driven ramp in US equities has an odd correlation with the smash in AUDJPY... (and it's Tuesday and a POMO) 3 legs: 1. US open - yay, stocks are open to buy... 2. Quick - Buy Bonds and Buy Stocks - we need that regime back... 3. We need Green!! - ramp AUDJPY... Or maybe it was none of the above, and it was just select ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Zero Hedge

  2. What iOS 7 feature excites you the most? (poll)

    Betcha can't pick just one. But give it a try: Tell us which new iOS feature was the one that made you sit up and cry, "Yay!" Originally posted at iPhone Atlas
    on June 10, 2013 Source: CNET

  3. Heck on right path to making marijuana trade viable

    YAY: GIVE ’EM BANKS
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Olympian

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