I pay somewhat close attention to the words that come out of my mouth. I notice when I say too many “you knows” or “likes” and do my best to avoid it. Lately I’ve been stuck in the “yep” phase. Whenever I’m agreeing with someone else I say it. Every once in a while it’s fine to use it but not every single time. I must be a complete yes man because all I ever catch myself is saying yep.
I decided to do some further investigation on other people’s yep usage and this is what I came up with.
- you’re drinkin a beer, and u dont have nothin else to say.
- Alternately, an affirmative response with minimal energy. Yes doesn’t work, it is just awkward
Sarah: yeah, swimming is awesome
Sarah: Hey, are you going to that party tomorrow at brad’s house
- The incorrect spelling of the word “yup”
Girl: Want to watch the movie later?
Girl: You mean “yup” right?
I know this is a pretty fascinating discovery of the over usage of the word yep. I think I’m making this post to put yep to bed. I’m going to start throwing in some more “corrects” and “rights” to balance it out.