Yay, Yea, Yeah
In this world of social media and texting, these three words have started to meld into one. But though they all essentially mean yes, they’re each distinct words with distinct pronunciations and nuances of meaning.
And while we can get away with carelessness in social media, which is essentially visible speech, in the moment and unedited, we need to be more intentional with our writing.
The goal is, after all, to communicate clearly with readers.
Rebecca Miller is a professional copyeditor and general fan of all things having to do with the written word and the English language.
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Rebecca has a passion for helping you fill the world with great literature and making sure said literature doesn't get passed over for the lack of a little editing.