This is the next to last day of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Don’t forget Monday, May 3rd, is the day to check this blog and others that participated in the challenge for our thoughts — why we participated and what we learned in the process.
Back to my Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary:
Yada yada yada (or yada yada or yadda yadda or yadda yadda yadda) — “boring or empty talk (listening to a lot of yada yada about the economy) — often used interjectionally esp. in recounting words regarded as too dull or predictable to be worth repeating.”
Although most of us probably attribute this phrase and usage to the Seinfeld series, the dictionary says it probably originated with yatata meaning idle chatter or yatter-yatter meaning chatter.
I apply the phrase when describing political speeches, Senate committee hearings, and talk shows. There is also a certain amount of yada yada yada on blogs and in blog comments (but not ours, of course).
Y is also for Yawner
Yawner — “1: one that yawns 2: something that causes boredom (the show was a real~)”
This is what today’s post is turning out to be. A real yawner.
“What did she blog about today?”
“Uh, the letter Y.”
“Yeah? What did she say?”
“Uh, I don’t know, something about the dictionary and yada yada yada. It was a real yawner.”
Y is also for Yoicks
Yoicks — “used as a cry of encouragment to foxhounds.”
And, finally, Y is for Yogurt which is Yummy, especially when mixed with frozen blueberries and a little granola.
I have nothing else to say about Y.