[Ads-l] Yolo as a Verb?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 25 11:03:48 EDT 2020


Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> I saw an ad on the subway yesterday that asked "Will I make enough money to
> save and 'YOLO' at the same time?"

Year: 2015
Book Title: Present!: The Secret to Being in the Here and the Now
Author: Grace D. Chong
Publisher: OMF Literature Inc., Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Chapter 8: YOLO vs. YODO
Database: Google Books Preview

[Begin excerpt]
"YOLO-ing, that was what Andy had been doing inside my classroom," Sir
Borj said . "He didn’t anticipate nor was he concerned about the
result of this behavior."

Amidst globalization, YOLO is a new slang craze among the young. In
fact, it's not just any kind of slang; it has shaped an attitude
toward life. YOLO is an acronym for You Only Live Once.
[End excerpt]

The author states that YOLO is a noun and a verb.

Garson

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