YOLO & Other Acronyms That Make Americans Sound Stupid As Fuck

Acronyms are taking over the English language the past decade. You know, TTYL, LOL, LMAO, ROFL, STFU, SMH. Now YOLO: You only live once has joined the mix. Ha. Yeah. In case there was any doubt that you live twice, you’ve got to spread the word that this is a farce. Then just dumb down the entire saying and make it into an acronym and tweet the shit out of it:

“Getting pants-shitting drunk #YOLO”

“Smoking crack #YOLO”

“Eating my kids’ halloween candy because I’m fat & bitter I got pregnant #YOLO”

“Baconator!!!!! #YOLO”

“Running a credit report #YOLO”

“Letting one rip on the train when I get off at my stop #YOLO”

See? There are so many ways to use YOLO! Let the world know what an animal you are. Because you do not live once and a half. You only live once, so be lazy when you type and hashtag the subjectively crazy shit you do.

I don’t know who decides the sayings that will be acronym-ized, but I think it should be me. Because I have some pretty good ideas as to what sayings are important and relevant to every day life. Here’s my list of acronyms I want you to start hashtagging:

#I5OCS: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Perfect for functional alcoholics who want an excuse to justify why they are drinking at 11am on a Tuesday.

#SSC?: Spare some change? An adorable and topical way for homeless people to beg for change.

#IGTKMC: I’m going to kill my children. A way for parents to express their rage without sounding dead serious. No calls to DSS necessary.

#YGFIAW: Your girlfriend is a whore. Because we all have a friend who’s girlfriend is a whore. Don’t be harsh. Let that friend know about his girlfriend’s whorey-ness with a sugarcoated acronym.

#YBFICOY: Your boyfriend is cheating on you. Because we all have a friend who’s boyfriend is cheating on them. Don’t tell her what it stands for. Let her figure out the puzzle herself while her boyfriend is out “playing poker” for the night. When she cracks the code, the confidence her cheating boyfriend made her lose, will be replenished by her acronym solving skills.

#SYB: Shave your beard. We all know someone who needs to. It’s not topical anymore. The Bruin’s lost game 7 =(

#IDRYBCYLT: I don’t respect you because you like Twilight. Twilight is ridiculous. It’s about sparkly vampires who are at war with werewolves and both group’s leading single man falls for a girl who’s face looks like she has a wedgie that will never go away. Then the sparkly vampire knocks her up and the half vampire fetus starts feasting on her insides. It’s reading level 1 and an embarrassment to literature and film.

Anyways, those are my acronyms that I hope will start trending by the end of today. They are super helpful and cute and I think they will make Americans look smarter, don’t you?

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23 thoughts on “YOLO & Other Acronyms That Make Americans Sound Stupid As Fuck

  1. Jillian

    How sad is it that I’ve heard that song numerous times since it came out and honestly just learned what “YOLO” meant like 3 weeks ago…ahhh haha. Ask me if I’ve ever said ‘YOLO’, absolutely not..have I said “You Only Live Once” oh fuck yeah…plenty of times…I hate acronyms…use proper English and say what you’re try to say! Just sayin’…

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    1. Jillian

      Whoa..what you’re trying to say is what I meant to write..how’s that proper English for you?!

      Reply
    1. M.McKenna Post author

      Isn’t it called a “mnemonic device” when it forms a word? Or no, I think that can just be a sentence where each letter starts with the letter one is trying to remember. Like, PEMDAS, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Either way, like I said, fuck it.

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      1. M.McKenna Post author

        Well, no. I just looked it up. An acronym doesn’t have to form an already existing word. It’s just initials that are pronounced as a word, even if it’s not a real word. NATO for example.

    1. H8sSepticTanks

      Yeah but we all know these types of things originate with the lowest common denominators AKA Americans. You’d be shitting yourself if you said otherwise.

      Reply
  2. yourmom

    What a dumb, opinionated article. You obviously have no knowledge on the history of human language or English for that matter. Languages and common lingos evolve, just like technology and everything else. Get over it or gtfo. There are lots of problems here, but acronyms in texting is not one of them.

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  3. läs mera

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    1. dumbcunt

      becausemollysadumbcuntdotcom Aside from YOLO and any more recent twitter hashtag bullshit all of those came from text shorthand. Unless you wanted to pay through the nose every time you sent a text message you would use shorthand where you could.

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