Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Nuh-Uh!

Posted by Neal on July 19, 2004

Imagine that you’re back in elementary school, having a discussion on the playground with one of your classmates. It goes something like this:

You: My dad can beat up your dad!
Classmate: Nuh-uh!

What is the proper response here? For me, it is and has always been, “Uh-huh!” But in the past few years, I’ve been hearing “Yuh-huh!”
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One Response to “Nuh-Uh!”

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