Urban Dictionary Game EP Edition Part 2: Ay Ay and Its Many Meanings
If you're an avid listener of the Morning Show, then you know what "The Urban Dictionary Game" is. One of us chooses a term straight out of Urban Dictionary (an online dictionary for slang words) and we get to guess what the definition is.
Awhile back, I found out that "El Paso" was actually a term in Urban Dictionary. I didn't even think that Urban Dictionary would even have a definition for El Paso, but of course it did. Then, while scrolling through Twitter, I found a term that was perfect for the Urban Dictionary game.
The great thing about the term is that it's totally an El Paso phrase. I've heard the term a lot and I've even used it myself! Check out the Tweet and see if you've used or heard the phrase before.
Let's set this up like the Urban Dictionary game- because this phrase is actually up on Urban Dictionary. The phrase today is: Ay Ay.
Now you write what you think it means.
Now let's find out what Urban Dictionary says about "Ay Ay"
"Used heavily in El Paso, Texas, USA and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, "ay ay" is the repetition of the Spanish word "ay" which is equivalent to the interjection "oh" of the English language. When "ay" is said twice, i.e. "ay ay", it functions as an expression or acknowledgement of frustration, absurdity, disdain, and other "negative" feelings."
Saying Ay Ay is like saying "whatever", "yeah right", "no way", or "nuh-uh".
That is definitely a great way of putting it! Here's an example:
Buzz: I'm going to go for a run today.
Me: Ay Ay!
If you're unsure of when it is appropriate to use "ay ay" here is DJ Aaron Scene with some good examples:
El Pasoans have used this for what feels like forever, and when we're not in the Sun City, we may feel out of place.
I don't think I ever realized that the phrase was just an El Paso thing- yes, it's possible that other places use the term; but we all know that ay ay definitely has a special place in El Pasoans hearts!
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