Below, several Onward State staff members share their thoughts on the use of the phrase and whether it deserves the place that it seems to currently have in college life and society.
This edit request has been answered. Since then the phrase and acronym have been popularized. He may not have come up with the saying, but his song certainly established the acronym. The article already mentions both Drake and The Motto repeatedly. He certainly popularized the use of the acronym which the article already says but to say he coined the acronym for a phrase that has been around for many, many years is a bit of a stretch and would require an independent reliable source for reference in the article.
First, there is the mention in the previous section of the Strauss waltz from that used the phrase as its title. But then there are many MANY more uses that can easily be found. In Louis Jordan wrote and recorded the blues standard " Let the Good Times Roll " wich used the phrase "you only live but once" in the lyrics.
Metallica use the phrase in the lyrics of their song "Motorbreath" from their album Kill 'Em All. In a group called N. You Only Live Once. The lyrics include the phrase "you only live once". It seems that there is confusion between the originality of the phrase "you only live once" and the acronym "YOLO".
The acronym, however, seems to be only very recent and one that was first used in music by Drake. The article title claims to be about the acronym, but somehow it has a lot of content talking about the phrase without making it clear that these are two different pieces of language.
Similar to carpe diem or memento mori," Please notice they are not similar - they are in opposition. But if author ment "things ppl repeat without thinking" then i guess its correct.
But its kinda absurd to put it like that in encyclopedia Even in YOLO article: At all, nor has been used in a similar way. The article of memento mori states that it means "remember that you will die", which is precisely what "yolo" means.
That's all I know. Do you guys realize that you're just parroting this request with no explanation, for the removal of stuff that people parrot with no explanation? With that in mind, I'm going to go ahead and remove "memento mori" from this article. Not only is "seems like" is not a criterion, but you just obliterated consensus.
So I guess I'll be the one to continue to end the parroting. The literal meaning is it. It's not an invention. It's just two common words, up to the interpretation of the beholder. One may ponder it, in order to then increase piety or indulgence or do nothing.
I just don't know if I'd go so far as to put "see also: YOLO" on those pages myself, but it could be done! By my count, four of the five people in this discussion support the removal of "memento mori" from this article.
I also don't understand what any of the quotes you listed have to do with YOLO.
Are you arguing that there's a connection between how the two phrases are used? If you disagree, please discuss it here. I wanted to add another trademark held in regards to YOLO. Besides the Florida frozen yogurt trademark, G Adventures has held a trademark on the phrase for years in regards to one of their styles of adventure travel.
You can find more information about this brand over at https: I think this is a significant and more mainstream trademarked use of YOLO that deserves mention here.You were able to verbalize what has been paining in my heart about this YOLO epidemic that has gone all the way left of its original definition!
The YOLO Craze In . Within the span of a year, it has gone from catchy new slang to a “dangerous” youth motto, to a sarcastic Twitter hashtag, to the name of a new African cell phone.
You only live once: that’s the motto, nigga, YOLO.
The saying took off after this song, and was further enhanced by Drake and Rick Ross announcing the joint mixtape YOLO in Apr 05, · The phrase has been a motto for people for a long time, but the shortened version, YOLO, has gained popularity since the release of the song "The Motto" by Drake and Tyga.
They reference the term in their rap, saying,Status: Resolved.
Answers to this question come in two flavors: They are syonymous. YOLO (motto) is "Carpe Diem" for those who have never heard the term "carpe diem." "Carpe diem" is .
Operated by a philosophy that it derives its name from, YOLO (‘You Only Live Once’ and ‘You’re On Las Olas’) has been a longtime, much loved staple of Fort Lauderdale’s culinary and nightlife scene since , serving as a foodie’s delight and socialite’s playground.