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Aug 10, 2012
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Reduplicatives

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yada yada

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yada yada

PRONUNCIATION:
(YAH-duh YAH-duh)

MEANING:
adverb: And so on.
noun: Uninteresting, long-winded talk.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of imitative origin. The word is often mistaken for being Yiddish. Earliest documented use: 1967.

USAGE:
"You know the story by now: how transport services aren't nearly up to scratch, how fare prices seem to inversely correlate with the pleasantness of your journey, yada, yada..."
On the Hike in Rail Fares; Evening Times (Glasgow, Scotland); Dec 22, 2011.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to -- if there are no doors or windows -- he walks through a wall. -Bernard Malamud, novelist and short-story writer (1914-1986)

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