Scorch- Sometimes, I believe the Y was used for 'Consolidated Use" or 'Consolidated Origin" -as in the old PBY Catalina which has a neat history of being pushed into enough rolls to give it nearly the whole alphabet if such use would have been given prior approval by whoever it was that done such things as approvals.
Rednecks... Keeping the woods critter-free since March 2, 1836. (TX Independence Day)
I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.