A Primer

This post is just a quick and friendly tutorial on a few often-confused words:

And to make sure I don’t steer you wrong, I checked my definitions with Webster’s Dictionary.


Awe:  wonderment (or dread), as in “I am in awe of how many Sugar Babies you can consume in a single sitting.

Aw:  a term used to express sympathy or adorableness (can be real or fake), often paired with a head tilt, as in, “Aw, too many Sugar Babies, huh?  Feel better.

Ah: an onomatopoeic term used during a lightbulb moment (or a pretend one), as in, “So what you’re saying is that with Sugar Babies in the house, you have the self control of a toddler.  Ah.



Yeah:  a laid-back response in the affirmative, as in,  “Yeah, I’m bringing Sugar Babies, why?

Yea:  an affirmative response used in oral voting.  “I vote yea on the proposal of confiscating the Sugar Babies!

Yay:  a cheer, expressing excitement, encouragement, or approval, as in, “Yay!  Sugar Babies!

I hope this has been helpful.

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/24/2011 09:47 pm


  1. Green Girl in Wisconsin

    Your goofball humor makes me snicker!

    • Alyssa Goodnight

      I thought I was the only one who still used the word goofball! We are very much kindred spirits!

  2. What about “Ya”? Lots of the YA and college crowd use it. I think they mean Yeah. ??? Inquiring minds need to know. Please investigate and report back. 😉

    • Alyssa Goodnight

      My analysis? Laziness. They’ve managed to remove two letters from ‘yeah,’ while retaining enough to allow for understanding and a bit of international flair. :)

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