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Someone was talking over the Telephone :

  • I got a traffic ticket today doing a you-ee on Beverly Drive.

What does the you-ee represent in the sentence above?

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    It's "U" for U-turn with a diminutive "ee" ("-y" "-ie") tacked on, like an "ow-ie". Dec 23 '15 at 14:29
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    @Starkeen The big question in my mind is how did you not ask the person on the other end of the telephone what they meant? Did you just fake it? Dec 23 '15 at 16:12
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    @DigitalChris - At a random guess, Starkeen was watching a television show, on which someone was using a telephone.
    – AndyT
    Dec 23 '15 at 16:52
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    @FumbleFingers argh... a typo. for me 'hang a U-y' or rather what people in my youth would say. Nowadays, I have my driver say it.
    – Mitch
    Dec 23 '15 at 17:26
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    @FumbleFingers Time to upgrade your limo driver. Dec 23 '15 at 18:14
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You-ee is an alternative form of uey or u-ey:

Noun (plural ueys)

  • (Australia, Canada, UK, US, colloquial, informal) A U-turn.

A U-turn is a turn (usually made by a vehicle) in the shape of a 'U':

Noun (plural U-turns)

  • (literally) A turn in a vehicle carried out by driving in a semicircle in order to travel in the opposite direction.

(yourdictionary.com)

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    Perhaps worth noting that one would typically 'hang' or 'pull' a U-ey. You could say 'perform' but mixing formal and informal terms sounds weird. Dec 25 '15 at 14:16
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U-ie, pronounced U E, is short for a U-turn made while driving.

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