Tuesday, April 12, 2011

the eyes have it

Disambiguation page

The following three words all sound alike:
I
First person singular pronoun

eye
Organ of vision

aye
Yes, as in “Aye, Cap’n” or “the ayes have it”

The following two words sound alike:
yea
Yes, as in, “Are you with me, yea or nay?” or “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil.”

yay
A cheer, similar to hooray, with which it rhymes.
And the following word does not sound like any of the above:
yeah
An informal or slang way to say yes, as in “yeah, right” or “yeah, I’ll pick it up on the way home.”
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