So apparently, yesterday and yesteryear are words but yestermonth isn’t :thonking:

@melunaka @Sylvhem Oh fuck that. Yestermonth is a word now. It's a rad word. Yesterweek, too, while we're at it. You can tell it's actually a Real Word because I have a linguistics degree. 😜

@melunaka @Sylvhem OK. Linguistics Minute: Apparently "yester-" was originally Old English "geostran" (the g pronounced like modern y). It originally meant "the other day" so when OEers said "geostra dawg" they were saying "the other day day"???


@benhamill @Sylvhem Oh yeah, in French we say «aujourd’hui» for today but a long time ago, «hui» meant today and «au jour d’hui» meant «as of today».

Now, we tend to say «Au jour d’aujourd’hui», which may be decomposed to «The day of the day of today», I guess.

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