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Sunday, 5 January 2020

Sunday Rest: yaas and smol. Words Not To Use Today.

Even the oldest words were new once, so no one who speaks, listens, writes or reads can object to newness in itself. 

So what's wrong with yaas and smol? They're new words, after all.

Well, they're not so much new as hiply warped. Yaas means yes (especially when screeched it in triumph) and smol means small (especially when it's something cute as well as small, like a puppy).

...

...actually, I'm not sure why I'm bothering to get uptight about either of them.

They'll probably be over by Christmas.

Words Not To Use Today: yaas and smol. The word yes comes from the Old English gēse, from iā sīe, may it be. The word small was smæl in Old English.






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