And Sometimes Y
February 24, 2005 7:20 PM   Subscribe

Homework Filter: My child is doing a homework project, and she needs to come up with a word that begins with the letter "Y" to describe some aspect of herself. I suggested Yipee, Yikes, Yellow...and then ran dry. Any word-savvy MeFites have ideas? Much obliged.
posted by davidmsc to Writing & Language (25 answers total)
 
Young.
posted by mookieproof at 7:22 PM on February 24, 2005


Yankee? Yodeling? Yeasty? Yearning?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:25 PM on February 24, 2005


Yeoman-like? Yea-high? Yawning? Yielding?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:26 PM on February 24, 2005


Yule-loving?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:27 PM on February 24, 2005


Yokeable
posted by smackfu at 7:33 PM on February 24, 2005


Yonder?
posted by jonmc at 7:37 PM on February 24, 2005


Yummy. Yearning. Youthful. Yours. Yourself. Yellow. Yiddish. Yegg.

Or how about 'yeanling', an archaic term for 'infant' (or the offspring of a sheep - I think)?
posted by wackybrit at 7:44 PM on February 24, 2005


yahoo, yakker, yammerer, yank, yapper, yawner, yearling, yearner, yeller, yellow, yoeman, yeti, yielder, yippie, yob, yodeller, yogi, yogini, yokel, young, younger, youngish, youth, youthful, yummy.
posted by crunchland at 7:45 PM on February 24, 2005


yappy
posted by ajr at 7:46 PM on February 24, 2005


yucky
posted by sadie01221975 at 7:50 PM on February 24, 2005


Yahweh
posted by Wet Spot at 7:59 PM on February 24, 2005


Yngwie Malmsteen.

Yog-Sothoth.

a Yalie.
posted by luriete at 8:05 PM on February 24, 2005


Outstanding - thank you MeFites! I think that she is going to opt for YOUNG or YOUTHFUL -- why I never thought of them I'll never understand.

And bonus points to luriete for his suggestion of Yngwie Malmsteen.
posted by davidmsc at 8:10 PM on February 24, 2005


Y-shaped (to be said while standing with legs together and arms in the air).
posted by nicwolff at 8:19 PM on February 24, 2005


Yiddish
posted by bonaldi at 8:21 PM on February 24, 2005


Yentl?
posted by five fresh fish at 8:47 PM on February 24, 2005


x Years Old.
posted by fionab at 9:29 PM on February 24, 2005


Ymaginative
posted by inviolable at 11:17 PM on February 24, 2005


yelping
yodelling
yeehawing
youthful
yabbering
yahing
yapping
yucky
yakking
yielding
yawning
yippiekayaying

(Is it just me or does that column of y's start to look wrong somehow?)
posted by biffa at 2:40 AM on February 25, 2005


yeasty?! ewww.
yoghurt-eating? yoghurt-hating? if you can have compound things (adjectival phrases, i guess, if you drops the hyphen) like that, then yellow-haired is also possible.
posted by andrew cooke at 5:33 AM on February 25, 2005


Yictionary?
posted by grateful at 7:04 AM on February 25, 2005


Let's hope she never has to use Yenta.
posted by Hillman Cobs at 8:01 AM on February 25, 2005


Yemmenic?
Yolanda-ish?
your's?
Yankee?
yawning?
posted by Capn at 8:03 AM on February 25, 2005


You.

(Unless you're in Kansas, of course...)
posted by alasdair at 10:25 AM on February 25, 2005


Ask.Metafilter (to do your kid's homework) ;)
posted by iamck at 1:38 PM on February 25, 2005


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