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.