but seriously when did we all start saying “yo”
Actually, if you really want to know, “Io” (pronounced “yo”) was a Latin … exclamation that sort of meant “Oh” or “Hey”. The common greeting for the holiday of Saturnalia was “Io Saturnalia!”
So we started saying “yo” about 2500 years ago, give or take a few hundred years.
I took my girlfriend to an improv show the other night and during intermission we were passionately arguing over whether half a 5 Hour Energy shot would give you 2.5 hours of energy or 5 hours of half-assed energy so we turned around to ask the opinions of the three people behind us and one of them said “Are all your arguments like this because we heard you in the lobby earlier fighting over the right way to pronounce ‘egg’?”