Used in Derry as a greeting that goes beyond a simple hello. When you say "yes" to someone in Derry it really means "well my good friend, it's most excellent to see you and I hope you are doing well and achieve all you undertake."
It can be used to start a large and varied conversation, although has been known to be a conversation on it's own:
Person 1: "Yes!"
Person 2: "Yes."
*end of conversation*
"Yes" is very handy to use if you don't have time to talk to someone, for example if you are in a hurry to get somewhere but pass an old friend along the way. By exchanging "yes's" in a couple of seconds it is as effective as stopping for a cup to coffee and a chat about good times.
A word of warning, if you use "yes" as a greeting outside of Derry, you will generally be given funny looks...
"Yes lad, what's the craic?"
1) An affirmative answer to a question, the opposite of no.
2) An expletive shouted out during an orgasm.
3) A British progressive rock (or art rock) group known for their hits "Roundabout" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart".
4) A brand of laundry detergent in the US.
1) Yes, I'm horny.
2) YES! YES! YES!
3) Let's listen to Yes.
4) I need to wash clothese, where's the Yes?
The answer to every question you'll be asked in life.
The opposite of everything relating to no.
Teacher: Jimmy, what is the capital of Syria?
Something girls never say to me.
Me: Hey, you want to go out for some coffee? (Please say yes, please say yes!)
Me: (I hate my life...)
Progressive Rock band out of the U.K., who have had many different line-ups over the years and have totally kicked ass.
Roundabout has a kickass synth solo.
Owner Of A Lonely Heart is dope.
Yes are a fucking great band.
Besides its obvious literal meaning, Yes was a very very popular British progressive rock band, born in 1969 with the release of their first album, Yes. Famous members include Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White, Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman. Hit albums include Fragile, Relayer, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For the One, Time and a Word, and the disgustingly pop-themed (and hated by many Yes fans) 90125.
Here is some lyrics from a hit song, South Side of the Sky (Fragile):
Around the South Side,
So cold that we cried
Were we ever colder on that day!
A million miles away
It seemed from all of eternity!
The answer to the most annoying question a woman can ask.
Do I look fat?
A word said after every sentence for no apparent reason.
I like chocolate. Yes.