[Ads-l] You Only Live Once - YOLO

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 15 14:07:59 UTC 2015


I like the hats, being from Danbury, Conn., where the term "mad as a hatter came from".   It used to be the hat capital of the country.  No hat factories are left, now.   I think these hats were called "fedoras".   They went out of style, especially after JFK didn't wear hats.

Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


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> Adj.
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> John Avlon on CNN:
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> "It's got a kind if YOLO quality to it."
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> 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.
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> '65 is conceivable but seems a tad too early. Schlitz had been using the
> word "gusto" alone for a few years.
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> This ad, from 1963, shows just how far American beer-ad culture (or
> American  culture in general) has changed.
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hkh4quzK98
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> JL
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> JL
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> 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
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> > And here's my Word Routes followup on the Visual Thesaurus with
> > various stuff I didn't have room for in the Globe column:
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> > http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/further-adventures-of-yolo/
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