Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Y is for YONDER

I don't know about y'all, but here in the South, we say "down yonder," "up yonder" and "over yonder."

"Yonder" can mean a block away, 100 miles away or in the same room: "Have you seen my other shoe?" "It's over yonder."

The more you say "yonder," the weirder it sounds.

I don't know where "yonder" originated from, but as soon as the bell rings, I'm going to go ponder the word "yonder" and see what I can find.
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I'm a brand new student in Mrs. Matlock's class. Today is her Alphabe-Thursday, and the letter is Y. Click on over and join us!

17 comments:

  1. Great. Now I'm going to be running the word yonder over and over in my head. You're right. It does sound weirder with ever utterancee.

    Yonder.
    Yonder.
    Yonder.

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  2. I remember singing "Way Down Yonder in the Paw-Paw Patch". I was sure where yonder was either.

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  3. I'm right with ya on yonder! I say it all the time - 99.9% of the time without realizing it, and everyone says, "what"?!

    ~angela @ peonypatch
    www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

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  4. Super ‘Y’ post – can't get that word out of my head either!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

    LOLA:)

    PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

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  5. love the word Yonder....nice post happY Y daY..bkm

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  6. Love it! And in the deep South, you might even here it pronounced yunder. ;)

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  7. ... as in, "I heard it thunder over yunder."

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  8. Yonder I love it! I don't say it but love hearing it!

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  9. Yonder is a word which is pretty common in the northern English dialects, but I'm not so sure they say it in the south. I remember my grandparents using 'yonder' as part of their everyday vocabulary.

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  10. Love that "Y" over yonder ;)

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  11. love your Yonder...
    cute y post.

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  12. Very good Y word. Do not use the word Yonder a lot here in Michigan. But I grew up in mid-western Indiana and my older relatives did use it at times.

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  13. Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday!

    And what a fun stop on our little journey through the letter "Y"!

    I love that word. Although for me it always makes me think of the Air Force song. Off we go, into the wild blue yonder!

    Cute use of the letter "Y"!

    Thank you for linking! It was fun seeing you here this week.

    A+

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  14. OOh, this week I learned about Y'all and now about yonder - makes me think of that song "way done yonder in a paw paw patch!" Well done! Welcome to the class.

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  15. It is an interesting word. I never hear it except on movies. Great Y post.

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  16. my hubs uses yonder a lot...and i find myself saying (when i want him out of my hair), why don't you wander down yonder for a while. i think it is such a fun word!

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