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People often say "yesterday" but never "yesternight"

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windstorm On June 28, 2012




Birmingham, Alabama
#1New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:35:57
People often use the word yesterday to describe the previous day but you never hear anyone saying yesternight (the previous night). Most people seem to prefer last night instead, and the same also applies for years as well (last year instead of yesteryear) but that's a whole different topic lol.

Just a random curiousity, why is this?
x_Laura_x On August 07, 2019
Majestic Unicorn





Nowhere, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:37:20
Because "yesternight" sounds completely retarded.
SpoOny On November 26, 2017
Crazy Cat Lady





Moo-Box, Finland
#3New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:41:06
I've never heard anyone say yestermorning either
x_Laura_x On August 07, 2019
Majestic Unicorn





Nowhere, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:42:59
@Spoony Said

I've never heard anyone say yestermorning either



"Yesterday" can refer to any point in the previous day, so there's not really any need.
Dark_Tink On December 30, 2018
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, Canada
#5New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:46:24
I've heard, or I should say read "yesteryear" before. Either from different books or articles in the paper.

Probably won't hear many people saying it, unless you're at a renaissance festival.
TransBunny On September 20, 2011




Bunnyland, California
#6New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:47:29
That's cause yesternight isn't a word. Not that that's ever stopped anyone from saying anything But yeah, yesternight just plain sounds ridiculous
ChristianEater On January 25, 2012




Waukegan, Illinois
#7New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:48:17
While were on the topic, what is a yester?
TransBunny On September 20, 2011




Bunnyland, California
#8New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:49:43
@Dark_Tink Said

I've heard, or I should say read "yesteryear" before. Either from different books or articles in the paper.

Probably won't hear many people saying it, unless you're at a renaissance festival.


I think yesteryear is a more dramatic way of saying last year, or the past. Sounds like something that would be in a promo for an old time travel movie.
Laurette On December 30, 2014
Cracker, please.





North Yorkshire, United Kingdo
#9New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:50:54
I quite like the word 'Yesternight'
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:50:58
I say yesternight

I also like to use words like forsooth and egads.
ChristianEater On January 25, 2012




Waukegan, Illinois
#11New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:55:37
I ate someone yesternight
Laurette On December 30, 2014
Cracker, please.





North Yorkshire, United Kingdo
#12New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 21:58:56
@sister_of_mercy Said

I say yesternight

I also like to use words like forsooth and egads.



They're cool words! I have yet to say 'forsooth' though.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#13New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 22:01:14
@Laurette Said

They're cool words! I have yet to say 'forsooth' though.


It's great fun trying to use it in a sentence without getting strange looks

I think there's nothing wrong with using words like that, I think it's nice to be creative with language. It's one of the best things we have.
jmo On February 19, 2017
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#14New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 22:18:26
It's the way language has evolved, which is brilliant.
windstorm On June 28, 2012




Birmingham, Alabama
#15New Post! Aug 01, 2010 @ 22:18:50
@ChristianEater Said

While were on the topic, what is a yester?


I believe it indicates a period of time before the present one whether it was a day, year etc.
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