Thanks, Drake: 'YOLO' Lands in Online Oxford Dictionary

Drake performs in 2011
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Drake performs live on stage at the Carling O2 Academy on January 4, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

The editors of the Oxford English Dictionary decided you only live once, apparently.

We've now hit the point with YOLO that not only do your parents know what it means, but a majority of grandparents and weird, nomadic uncles as well. So it's perhaps inevitable that the Oxford Dictionary (to be fair, the online edition) now considers the Drake-penned "YOLO" officially a word. 

Drake, of course, introduced the world to the YOLO lifestyle in his 2011 song "The Motto." The word subsequently exploded in pop culture, including a Saturday Night Live digital short of the same name.

Joining YOLO in the dictionary for the first time: amazeballs, binge-watch, hate-watch, ICYMI, FML, and SMH, among others. So, basically all the words you use in texts to your friends. #2014


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