[Ads-l] You Only Live Once - YOLO

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 15 12:48:27 UTC 2015


John Avlon on CNN:

"It's got a kind if YOLO quality to it."

Also, I offer my personal assurance  (FWTW) that the Schlitz commercials
urging me to "grab for the gusto" were indeed on the air in 1966. It was a
time when the concept of "beer" was becoming more interesting to me.

'65 is conceivable but seems a tad too early. Schlitz had been using the
word "gusto" alone for a few years.

This ad, from 1963, shows just how far American beer-ad culture (or
American  culture in general) has changed.




On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 1:01 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu>

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> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
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> > I take a look at "YOLO" (possible WOTY candidate?) in my latest Boston
> > Globe column, citing Garson on the history of the expanded expression.
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> > http://b.globe.com/yolobz
> And here's my Word Routes followup on the Visual Thesaurus with
> various stuff I didn't have room for in the Globe column:
> http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/further-adventures-of-yolo/
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