Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 39 Kerouaction: On Nicknames

Day 39 in The Beat Handbook: 100 Days of Kerouactions is titled, "On Nicknames," and references this passage from On The Road:

I remember my friends and I talking to each other in the 60s and prefacing comments with "Yo." Until I read this passage, I only thought of it as a way to get someone's attention, not as an appellation.

Anyway, I wonder where we picked up this particular language usage and whether it had some relationship to the beats.

Because, as you know, all roads lead to Kerouac.

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