Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Word

The acronym YOLO, You Only Live Once, has become an annoying catchphrase for young people indulging in reckless, tasteless, or immoral behavior.

Well, yes, the meaning is literally true. [Unless you're James Bond, in which case the word would be YOLT.]

I recently heard a new acronym – YOYO, You're Only Young Once, which is basically  another way of saying YOLO.

I think it's even better when spoken to those young persons whose incessant YOLOs have become excuses for everything they do.

As the young ones, who may be anywhere from 18 to 48, pack their things and head out into the real world, the parent cheerfully calls YOYO – You're on Your Own!

– Cat