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Here's something I don't understand in the english language...

Some people say "Why yes it is/does/etc..."... why? It doesn't make sense (To me, at least) to put a "why" in a sentence that isn't a question... :/
katielass · F
Why it's just the way we speak. lol
FuriousSam · 22-25, M
[@120824,katielass] 😂 Thanks for the explanation!
abe182 · 46-50, M
The why is in reference to the question that was asked previously. Is your dessert good? Why yes it is
abe182 · 46-50, M
[@384667,FuriousSam] mostly yes.
It can also be an expression.
Why I declare you have gotten taller!
FuriousSam · 22-25, M
[@9825,abe182] Oh ok. Now it makes sense! 😁 Why thank you, dude! :)
abe182 · 46-50, M
[@384667,FuriousSam] very welcome!
Greenbare · 70-79, M
The "why" has no actual meaning in that sentence.

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