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"Yeah, verily"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Krazedmuppet, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Well-Known Member

    any one know the meaning and correct way to use the phrase "yeah verily", it justs sounds like fun to add to my everyday vocabulary lol. Ive heard it before, but most recently I heard it on a Spongebob episode "salior mouth" (one of the best episodes) and Ive been trying to look it up on the net, but no sucess... any one know how to use it?
    Katie ;)
  2. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I believe it's "yay, varily", but I'm not too sure on that.
  3. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Well-Known Member

    more than likely

    yeah it more than likely it is, I dont know how to spell it, thats just how google said to spell it, lol
  4. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    I think it's actually "yea, verily" (no "h" at the end of the first word). "Yeah" is more modern English, "yea" would be the mideveal pronounciation/spelling. Hope that helped.
  5. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    hmm never heard that saying in my life......maybe someday when I move and get rid of my southern drawl (and goodness knows, I have one!)
  6. scarylarrywolf

    scarylarrywolf Well-Known Member

    My advice is to get a copy of the King James translation of the Bible and read through the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It was translated in the 1600s by William Tyndale, so the language is from Shakespeare's time. A lot of Jesus Christ's sentences begin with the phrase.

    "Yea, verily" is a synonym for "In truth", "To be certain", or even in Muppet lingo, "Fer sure, rully". Anyway, after reading in the four Gospels for a while, the phrase should be permanently engrained in your vocabulary. Yea verily, you will find many new phrases in Old English there.

    Hope it helps ya!

    --"Scary" Larry Wolf

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