All right. So I have my Old Lady Knickers on tonight. Excuse me for that. But I just caught myself posting the word, "Yay!" on my Facebook page. About a year ago, I forced myself to change to "yay" from "yea," as it seemed that more people recognized the former than the latter. But it still bugs me! When I took English in school, we were taught that "yeah" is slang for "yes" and "yea" is formal for voting purposes OR a celebratory exclamation. No longer the case, apparently, as "yay" is becoming more widely accepted.
My dad raised me to be very picky about grammar, spelling, and the proper word usage. The word nuclear, pronounced /NOO-kyoo-ler/ got on his nerves. "Reoccurence" was another one that irked him. "Jewlery," instead of "jewelry." Yes, those are just a few that my dad always pointed out.
He was a proofreader for a newspaper back in the day. So when I see signs with mistakes, I cringe. My favorite was a Wendy's, advertising tickets for the "Renassiance" Festival in Colorado. Or even locally, we had a motel advertising "clean and quite" rooms. Thankfully, they've since fixed the sign. But, oh boy!
I realize our world is changing. Our language is evolving. And I'm nowhere near Level Perfect when it comes to writing and/or speaking. However, I think we're losing something when we add words like "bling" to our dictionaries. I guess I just have to go with it, huh? Yay!
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