Strike Three: The letter Y

Y is for Yahoo and yclept

Neither of these two words has much to do with Strike Three, but they’re good words to know: Yahoo is fromGulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift and refers to humans who are coarse, unrefined, crudely materialistic, etc.  It isn’t used much today, which would explain why I saw it misspelled the other day. Yclept is a word I’ve always liked–and I’m sorry I didn’t use it in Velvet of Swords, where it would have fit one of the Terran groups who colonized the planet.  It comes from ME<OE [Middle English<Old English] and means called or named.

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