"Yay long"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 29 18:05:15 UTC 2013


At 9/29/2013 12:45 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>As Humpty-Dumpty said in
>"Through the Looking Glass, "When I use a word, it means just what I
>choose it to mean¬óneither more nor less."

"That is, I mean exactly how far my hands are apart."

And, therefore, no-one ever says "yay/yea" about
area, volume, or mass.  Or do they?

Joel

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org



More information about the Ads-l mailing list