Cats’ nine lives. Wile E. Coyote’s ability to survive dynamite, anvils, and all major falls. Super Mario’s “1UP.” Robert Downey, Jr.’s acting career. All of these examples undermine or altogether disprove the Internet craze that you only live once—YOLO. Maybe that’s why The Huffington Post‘s associate book editor Zoë Triska contends that the overly abused acronym earn the title of worst “word” of the year. In her plea to purge the word from society, Triska explains the acronym’s origins, as well as who might be to blame for its own second-life in popular culture.
Meanwhile, the Oxford University Press’ pick for word of the year continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. Forget those costly “12 Days of Christmas.” We present to you the “12 Days of GIF.mas,” free of charge. (Potentially NSFW)