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Discussion in 'English Only' started by Hiro Sasaki, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Hiro Sasaki Senior Member

    Osaka, Japn
    Japan, Japanese
  2. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    "Yeach" is likely a variant of yech/yecch an expression of disgust or distaste.

    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/yech

    It might also be a variant of "jeez," but since the exclamation in the cartoon constitutes a reaction to insects, my first explanation seems likelier.
     
  3. mgarizona

    mgarizona Senior Member

    Phoenix, AZ
    US - American English
    Other variants are 'yuck' and 'yucky' ... all I think are imitative of the sound of a person wretching in physical disgust.

    ('Jeez' is a euphemistic form of Jesus, so belongs to a whole other class of exclamation.)
     
  4. anothersmith Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English, U.S.
    There are a number of variants for this. "Ick" is a popular exclamation of disgust (as is its adjectival form, "icky").
     
  5. Hiro Sasaki Senior Member

    Osaka, Japn
    Japan, Japanese
    Thank you,

    Hiro Sasaki
     

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