Shandrew (shandrew) wrote,
Shandrew
shandrew

Dear webster word of the day, thank you

in Middle English, the prefix shifted to "y-" and appeared in words such as "ybaptised" and "yoccupied." Eventually, all the "y-" words except "yclept" fell into disuse. -- Webster Word of the Day three days ago for "clepe"

Wow. Before that Webster WOTD entry, i believe the word "ybaptised" had never appeared on the internet except for the mostly walled OED. I could have used this back when i worked for Y!...such as, "Why yyes, i yblame you for destroying y!messenger data with your faulty yinst package. Luckily i've already been ysprouting more!" Hmm...maybe i'm not using it quite right.
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