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  • Y'allan old and common U.S. contraction of you all.
  • Yea, yeah, yayYea: an affirmative reply or a yes vote. Yeah: casual for yes. Yay: an interjection expressing joy or triumph.
  • Yoghurt vs. yogurtyogurt in North America; yoghurt everywhere else.
  • Yoke vs. yolkYoke: a crossbar encircling the necks of draft animals. Yolk: the yellow of an egg.
  • You (in formal writing)
  • Your vs. you'reYour: possessive of you. You're: contraction of you are.
  • Zee vs. zedzee in the U.S. and often in Canada; zed everywhere else.
  • Zeitgeistthe spirit of the time.
  • Zero-sum gamea situation in which there is no net gain among participants.

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