July 23rd is the day the internet dubbed International Yada, Yada, Yada Day. Chances are if you were born before the 2000’s you get the reference and know that Yada, Yada, Yada was a catchphrase from the cult classic Seinfeld.
What exactly does Yada, Yada, Yada mean?
Yada, Yada, Yada is the equivalent of saying blah, blah, blah when you are wanting to gloss over details in a story. You might do this to make a long story a short one, to not bore the listener with trivial things or simply to hide things that you don’t want the listener to know.
Yeah. I met this lawyer, we went out to dinner, I had the lobster bisque, we went back to my place, yada yada yada, I never heard from him again.
– Elaine Benes
Did Seinfeld come up with Yada, Yada, Yada?
Contrary to popular belief, Yada, Yada, Yada did not originate on Seinfeld, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Comedian Lenny Bruce apparently used the term in his comedy acts in the past, however it was George Costanza’s girlfriend in Seinfeld that flung the term into modern day culture.
How to celebrate International Yada, Yada, Yada Day
1. Do the Elaine Bene’s dance
Hardcore Seinfeld fans will remember that cringe-worthy and awkward Elaine Bene’s dance. In 2018, the International Yada, Yada, Yada day falls on a Monday so why not kick off the work week with breaking out in the Elaine dance in the office and embarrassing yourself and making your coworkers uncomfortable.
Binge on Seinfeld episodes
International Yada, Yada, Yada Day is the perfect time to kick back, grab a pizza get comfy and yada, yada, yada binge on Seinfeld episodes.
Happy International Yada, Yada, Yada Day!
Watch the classic episode The Yada, Yada
It was fairly late in the series that Seinfeld made the term yada, yada, yada popular. Watch the famous episode where Georges then girlfriend introduce the term to the show.
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