How to say 'yes' 1000 different ways

15 Feb 2017

Every once in a while an AskReddit thread will come up that just reaps in so much linguistic gold - this one asks for “funny ways to say yes”

Users come up with hundreds of variants. Some of my favorites:

What’s interesting is how many are patently unfunny, though. One was even called out:

Why are the funny ones funny and the unfunny ones not? Most of the ones I thought were funny invoked some kind of cultural meme. things that are so obvious and well known, that asking the question of it is stupid - which makes it funny. With the math one, there’s no “obvious” cultural meme aspect, it’s just a mere truism, or tautology.