Get "Yeah-But-No-But" in the dictionary sign now

We, the undersigned, ask you to put yeah-but-no-but in the forthcoming edition of your Dictionary. This phrase is not merely a fictitious line from Vicky Pollard in Little Britain, but a common utterance in todays English language, which carries with it many complex meanings....

Yeah-But-No-But has become the Buzz word of our age.

Its not just the catch phrase of Vicky Pollard Its the Zeitgeist of the moment.

Today we associate the word yuppie with the 80s red braces, bad hairstyles and mobile phones the size of bricks.

In time people will look back at the Noughties and say that Yeah-But-No-But defined our age.

Can you believe that no dictionary has cottoned onto this yet? Wed like to draw attention to this phrase!

Middle England might baulk at seeing la Pollard as a cultural linguistic ambassador, but the fact is Yeah-But-No-But is a common utterance with many common meanings.

We even have some suggested definitions for the entry:

1. Used to soften the blow of answering a direct no in conversation, disguises disagreement.
2. Used to strengthen the answer yes, where agreement is emphatic
3. Creates relevance between the turns of conversation; yeah acknowledges the previous statement while no resumes a topic that preceded it in conversation.
4. expletive a hedging expression that tempers the force of whats being said in conversation.

We support making this phrase legitimate send this site onto your friends and we will contact all the big dictionaries to make sure it gets in.

We believe "Yeah-But-No-But" is a crucial addition to the English Language!

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Latest Signatures

  • 18 November 2015750. Heli Ruiz
    yeah but no but rox me socks, go vikki pollard!!
  • 14 November 2015749. Y Hampton
    plzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplzplz cos we allllllll luv lil briten so if u don't we'l kil u aaaaaaaaaalllllllllll
  • 09 November 2015748. Kat C
    I very much support this campaign!
  • 04 November 2015747. Matt Warren
    Put it in!
  • 28 October 2015746. Rasta M
    OHHHH NO!!!!!!!!
  • 15 October 2015745. Sinead G
    I support this petition
  • 11 October 2015744. Chris Hunter
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 2015743. Amy Hayden
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2015742. Rachel F
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 2015741. Tiff P
    I support this petition
  • 12 September 2015740. Common S
    I see the undercover moron identification program is going well. Internet petitions are about as effective as a chocolate teapot.
  • 10 September 2015739. Grace L
    i believe that everyone should set their views out into the world, so i am doing just that!!!:):)
  • 01 September 2015738. Michael N
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 2015737. Diarmuid A
    I support this petition
  • 07 August 2015736. Natalie M
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 2015735. Jessie B
    yeah but no but
  • 27 June 2015734. Princess Sineadofsalegrammars
    *coughs* Abrach i am posh so please dont dis me!
  • 26 June 2015733. Rhian J
    I support this petition
  • 25 June 2015732. John D
    I support this petition
  • 20 June 2015731. Josh T
    yer-but-no-but put it in the dictionary or i'll goof u up u leso bunch of spackers!
  • 18 June 2015730. Laura D
    dis is brill and shud so b in the dictionary
  • 16 June 2015729. Charlotte Lester
    Why would you ever want the 'noughties' to be associated with such a stupid saying! i love little britain! but this is just ridiculously stupid! In case you haven't noticed its not actually a word! But in fact three, which are already in the dictionary, p
  • 10 June 2015728. Katie J
    I think its a great idea! Ok, so it may not be as posh as the other words, but its a part of England and used alot more than "Bibliography" i bet you! We've got "Chav" in now, so it only makes sence.
  • 25 May 2015727. Stuart T
    I support this petition
  • 06 May 2015726. Jessie Jacobson
    Put it in!!
  • 18 April 2015725. Nat Henson
    I support this petition
  • 18 April 2015724. Rob C
    I support this petition

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Amber FloydBy:
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Petition target:
Collins English Dictionary


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