[Ads-l] No = 'yes; truly'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 28 17:23:51 EDT 2017


> Am still confident that this weirdness is a reduction of "yeah, no."
Which
> means, essentially, "yeah" in prefacing a reply to a previous speaker.

Yayuh, naw. I concur

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 8:36 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Keep chewing:
>
> VICTOR BLACKWELL: These committees are led by Republicans in both the House
> and in the Senate. But Rene' was gonna come in with something.
>
> RENE' MARSH: No, what I was gonna say is, besides all of this, I mean, you
> mentioned, y' know, the White House's strategy of coming after Hillary
> Clinton as... in the lead-up to all we learned about yesterday.
>
> CNN, 8:11 am EST.
>
> Am still confident that this weirdness is a reduction of "yeah, no."  Which
> means, essentially, "yeah" in prefacing a reply to a previous speaker.
>
> JL
>
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 9:23 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > <Yes--no, ...>, maybe <So, ...>. (WB latest stray conspiracy theories):
> > 1  Among the social media emerge solutions to the folkish need for an
> > <<at-times-pseudo-contrastive-speaker-switching-sentence-
> > initial-particle>>.
> > 2  Cf. NHG <nun ja!> 'that's true enough, granted'. Probably related to
> > Swedish [NAH-yah!] (Oh, come on, get real!).
> > 3  Cf. Hittite <nu> 'satzeinleitende Partikel' (Pok.770 s.v. *nu(:)
> 'now').
> > (Can this be mere coincidence?)
> > 4  "I like coffee, I like tea, I like the girls and the girls like me:
> Yes,
> > no, maybe so..." (Harvey Weinstein trips up.)
> >
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>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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