Yesn’t? Latest social media craze sees people call for ‘No’ to be scrapped
The reason behind it is unclear but the petition has since gone viral and effectively asks signatories to agree to speaking child-like gibberish.
“Change the word ‘No’ in the English language to ‘Yesn’t,’” reads the Chang.org petition, which was set up by UK resident Ewan Maloney. Reaction to the cause has been mixed, however, with some folks in full agreement and others not so much.
Ive always had a difficult time saying “no” so from today im gonna say yesn’t— Bipin (@biipiinho) May 16, 2018
I decided to make an autocorrect to fill no with yesn't.It was more troublesome than I thought XD help— DAKINUVPEPR (@DAKINUVPEPR) May 19, 2018
Dictionary.com has added the phrase to its slang section, describing it as a “negative used to express dissent or an unwillingness to do something.”
“It is another (or better) way of saying ‘No,’” it adds.
Meanwhile, American publisher Merriam Webster has chimed in on the debate, indicating that it will consider recognizing the bizarre word in its dictionary.
We will be announcing our decision on 'yesn't' at 4:20 ET.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 18, 2018
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