I was talking to my younger sister a few nights ago when I mentioned that I was using my phone to text much more than I thought I ever would. FYI – I recently changed my cell phone plan to include unlimited texting and life has been different ever since.
The funny thing is, I told her that I even started using abbreviations for some of my words. Where I once wrote, “Hey, how are you today?” I now write, “Hey, how r u today?”
It didn’t start off this way, but once I found myself consistently writing the same words over and over, the need to spell them out clearly lost its appeal. While I have yet to leave a period off the end of a sentence, I’m sure I’ll get there. By the way, for a list of about a hundred billion words you can idiotically shorten, check this out:
As I was telling her this, she started laughing her good hearty laugh and told me about something she recently read. It was an article that told people which acronym was “in” for the year and when to stop using it. No seriously, there are people out there for this. The acronym she mentioned was in (or “was” in) is YOLO or You Only Live Once.
Now, hearing this made me instantly tuck the term way back into my memory bank to access later on. And access I did, because I have a quick Urban Dictionary definition for you:
You Only Live Once : YOLO
– A dumbass’ excuse for something stupid that they did.
– A stupid motto that countless teenagers live by because it gives them the excuse to deny responsibility for their actions.
These definitions are partial. Check the page for the full ones. But check this out – there’s even a YOLO video. You have to see it.
The Lonely Island – YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)