"No, yes", "No, totally", and the "no" prefix as conversational element
April 7, 2015 1:13 PM Subscribe
"At first blush, 'no' does not appear to be the kind of word whose meaning you can monkey with." Kathryn Schulz dissects the use of "no" at the beginning of conversational turns, and discusses how it may be a reaction to the loss of our previous "four-form system of negation and affirmation" that included "yea" and "nay".
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