Just wondering if there is a word (or pair of words) that starts with N and ends with O and actually means Yes (or roughly yes... some sort of synonym). I thought this might have some humorous applications on occasion. Thanks.
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The most commonly used one that can at least sometimes mean ‘yes’ that I can think of is no problemo.
Neato, is at least fairly affirmative. "Do you want to go to the party with me?"
neato a cool little word that is very enjoyable to say. neato can mean "wow, that was really cool!" or "awesome" or it can just be a neato way to say 'neat'.
"Nod of assent to" starts with N and ends with O. And, it means yes.
Great question. +1
By the way, "not-no" and "no minus no" should mean yes too, if one were to use logic.
While the following phrases don't necessarily relay an emphatic yes, they're (imo) clever ways of pretending to say no but actually implying yes, or at least the possibility of a yes.
- no to saying no
- not gonna say no
- not a no
- not really a no
'No' itself is often used to imply 'yes'. This is particularly common in Cockney.
Two guys in a bar, absolutely soaked.
Guy1: (severely slurred) D'ya wannanother whisky?
Guy2: (equally slurred) Naaaaaaaaaa (falls off bar-stool)
That's a tough one. There are not a lot of words ending in o—most of them are borrowed words (oratorio), prefixes (nitro), or slangish abbreviations (porno)—not really the sorts of words that would show up in a very natural phrase that would effectively mean yes.
You could go with something like naturally, kiddo!, but I suspect that will be stretching the humour more than a little.
A nympho says yes a lot and I would usually say yes to a nympho.
"Naturally/Normally/Necessarily so." could work depending on the circumstance.
"Naturally bro!" also.
There is a faux-Spanish word (that is, humorously used in English, and designed to sound Spanish, but not actually a real Spanish word) I've heard more than once which might be spelt something like naturalamondo or naturalamundo, meaning "naturally".
Google has a handful of search results for it showing it coming up on various blogs and Twitter feeds.
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