Grammatology of YOLO

I enjoy structuring language in different and interesting ways. That’s it. I’m not a harsh grammarian. I don’t believe there’s a concrete, static “perfect” English. Language evolves. Changes. I embrace new words because I think they’re funny or interesting. When I talk to people about YOLO or SWAG, the reaction is sometimes negative. I believe YOLO functions properly in the current state of English grammar. Here’s a short run down:

I YOLO. (Simple Present)

I am YOLO-ing at work. (Present Progressive)

I YOLO-ed at the party. (Simple Past)

I was YOLO-ing at the party. (Past Progressive)

I have YOLO-ed today. (Present Perfect)

The partygoers had YOLO-ed all night. (Past Perfect)

They partygoers have been YOLO-ing since last Friday. (Present Perfect Progressive)

The graduate students had been YOLO-ing until the wee hours.
(Past Perfect Progressive)

I will YOLO with you, girl. (Future)

I will have YOLO-ed with you by the time before next. (Future Perfect)

So, what is YOLO? YOLO is the Life we choose to experience to the fullest.

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