"Yes, no" on SNL

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The link was sent in by Andy Hollandbeck with the comment "I sometimes get the idea that at least one of the SNL writers is a regular Language Log reader".

Isn't everyone? In this case, though, it's not clear whether the awkward and sometimes-unconvincing uses of "yes no" in the sketch were done on purpose, to exaggerate the oddity of the sequence, or instead were mistakes due to inadequate study of  the Language Log archives ("Yeah no" (4/3/2008); "'Yeah no' mailbag", 4/3/2008; "Yet another 'yeah no' note", 4/4/2008; "'Yeah no' in popular culture", 4/15/2008).

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