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    A little bit about for•w[o]rd•s...

    This is a blog about words and doing. About moving forward(s). Every day, a word. Maybe images (another form of words). It is about saying yes. For 365 days, or longer. Finding out what is possible. Letting things crash into each other and make their own kind of sense.

    Square brackets (around the 'o') indicate something added by someone other than the original speaker, in order to modify or clarify.




    1. used to give an affirmative response.

    "Do you understand?” “Yes.”

    synonyms: all right, very well, of course, by all means, sure, certainly, absolutely, indeed, right, affirmative, agreed, roger; aye aye; yeah, yep, yup, uh-huh, okay, OK, okey-dokey

    antonyms: no

    • expressing agreement with a positive statement just made. (“That was grand.” “Yes, it was.”)

    • expressing contradiction of a negative statement. (“You don't want to go.” “Yes, I do.”)

    2. used as a response to someone addressing one or otherwise trying to attract one's attention.

    3. used to question a remark or ask for more detail about it.

    “It should be easy to check.” “Oh yes? How?”

    • asked at the end of a statement to indicate the expectation of agreement.

    4. encouraging someone to continue speaking.

    “When you bought those photographs …” “Yes?”

    5. expressing delight.

    "plenty to eat, including hot roast beef sandwiches (yes!)"


    1. an affirmative answer or decision.

    "answering with assured and ardent yeses"


    Old English gēse, gīse, probably from an unrecorded phrase meaning ‘may it be so.’

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