Why do Scots say aye?

Why do Scots say aye?

Aye. Aye means yes, often replacing the latter in day-to-day life in Scotland. Conversely, ‘aye, right’ is used when expressing feelings of disbelief (think of it as the Scottish equivalent to ‘yeah, right’).

Do you call Sergeant sir?

USE OF “SIR” and “SERGEANT” All cadre and cadet officers are addressed as “SIR”/”MA’AM”. As a general rule, “Sir”/”Ma’am” is used in speaking either officially or socially to any senior. The word is repeated with each complete statement. “Yes” and “No” should always be accompanied with “Sir”/”Ma’am”.

What is a sir sandwich?

(thing) by Jurph. Wed Mar 28 2001 at 4:23:05. The act of sandwiching one’s response emphatically between the word “sir” when addressing an officer or a superior to express enthusiasm.

How do you say I will do my best?

10 Things to Say Instead of “Do Your Best”

  1. I know you’ll do a great job.
  2. Let me know what resources you need to accomplish this.
  3. We have a strict deadline for X.
  4. Let me know what help you need to get this project done.
  5. I know you’re concerned that you lack the skills to do this, but I know you can figure it out.

What does Yes Aye mean?

English Language Learners Definition of aye : a yes vote. See the full definition for aye in the English Language Learners Dictionary. aye.

What can I use instead of I will?

If you’re expressing future tense rather than willingness to do something, you can say “I’m going to” rather than “I will.” If you’re in the Southern U.S., you may hear people say they’re “fixing to,” which means the same thing, but I don’t recommend you say that. They might think you’re making fun of them.

What’s another way to say will do?

1 I promise that I will do that. 2 Consider that done. 3 I will accomplish that. 4 I will do what I said that I will do.

Is yep or Yup correct?

Yup and its more common variant Yep are informal ways of saying Yes. The only difference is one of formality. Use Yup only in informal (casual) settings; not, say, in a business meeting.

Why do they say sir yes sir?

When an officer tells you to do something, you just say aye sir and carry on. When you get out of boot camp it’s either yes sir, no sir, aye sir. Yes and no sir are answers to a yes or no question, and aye sir is an acknowledgement of an order given.

What does Aye mean?


Why do Navy say aye?

ANSWER: Aye Aye a reply to a command or order the Navy, meaning “I understand and will obey.” The phrase “aye aye” is commonly heard today in the Navy. A Navy response indicating that an order has been received, is understood, and will be carried out immediately.

What does yep yep mean?


Why do Marines say aye sir?

Out in the Marine Corps (and its sister service, the Navy) , the distinction is simple: “Yes, sir” is a response to a Yes/No question, whereas “Aye aye, sir” is a response to an order and means “I understand and will comply.”

What does Yep mean from a girl?

YEP means “Yes”.

How do you say yes formally?

Polite Ways to Say Yes in English

  1. Yeah, sure. Here you go.
  2. No problem! I’m always happy to help.
  3. Yep! I will be right there. (Yep is another informal way to say yes like yeah.)
  4. Yeah, I’d be happy to!
  5. Cool. (Yes, cool can really be used to say yes or to show agreement.)
  6. You got it.
  7. Okay.

Do Marines say sir yes sir?

You use yes sir or no sir when responding to an inquiry/question etc. You use aye, aye sir when given an order to do something. Will Boyd Marines respond to officers with Yes Sir. Aye Aye Sir would be the proper response from a Marine.

What does aye aye sir mean?

(idiomatic, nautical) The correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or US Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means “I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order.”

Is it rude to say OK?

Gretchen McCulloch, an internet linguist and author of the upcoming book Because Internet, said OK is not inherently rude but the length of a reply matters. “Anything that’s shorter can sound curter, anything that’s longer can sound more polite,” McCulloch said.