SLYT? WTF? August 4, 2008 10:39 AM   Subscribe

What does SLYT mean?
posted by kldickson to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM (123 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Single Link You Tube

People use it as a pre-emptive warning that yeah, their entire post hinges on a video you have to watch, but hopefully they provide enough of a description and reason why you'd want to devote time to watching it to make it worthwhile.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:40 AM on August 4, 2008


From the Acronyms page at the wiki: "SLYT: Single Link You Tube. A post that points to one video clip, usually (but not necessarily) hosted at YouTube.com."
posted by pb (staff) at 10:40 AM on August 4, 2008


Salt Lake Yiffage Team?
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] at 10:42 AM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


So Long Young Toad
posted by yhbc at 10:43 AM on August 4, 2008


Suck Less, You Tool
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:48 AM on August 4, 2008 [15 favorites]


Sanguine, Lipogrammatic Yodelling Troupe.
posted by cog_nate at 10:51 AM on August 4, 2008


So has your grandmother e-maiLed You This video yet?
posted by ND¢ at 10:52 AM on August 4, 2008 [5 favorites]


GNU's Not Unix
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:52 AM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Silly Link? *pause* Yuck! Tubgirl!
posted by socratic at 10:55 AM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Does anyone else read it as "slit" and giggle?

No?

I'll go now.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:14 AM on August 4, 2008


Somewhat Large and Terribly Yiffy
posted by katillathehun at 11:18 AM on August 4, 2008


Well, I screwed that up, didn't I?
posted by katillathehun at 11:18 AM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Somebody Loves You, Troll
posted by drezdn at 11:18 AM on August 4, 2008


It's a shortened version of SLYTPTYDHTBWUIANPS (Single Link You Tube Post That You Don't Have to Bother Watching--Unlkess It's a Neil Peart Solo).
posted by mattbucher at 11:20 AM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Silly Loss of Your Time
posted by Cranberry at 11:25 AM on August 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Single-Link Yodeling Tutorial
posted by jbickers at 11:35 AM on August 4, 2008


Sólo los yanomamis tararean
posted by micayetoca at 11:37 AM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


eyeballkid, I am even worse. I sometimes think it would be funny if the succeeding post was labeled GRYF.

Honestly, I'm not that big a nerd, though!
posted by yhbc at 11:38 AM on August 4, 2008


Or, "only the Yanomami hum" in English
posted by micayetoca at 11:39 AM on August 4, 2008


Actually, it's short for "SLYTBYKGIYF" (singlelinkyoutubebutyouknowgoogleisyourfriend)
posted by nevercalm at 11:39 AM on August 4, 2008


SLBOE LOLXIANS YMMV TIA.
posted by yeti at 12:02 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


It means if I recall corrected laugh out loud get your own fucking blog read the fucking article oh my god too long didn't read a moment of silence.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:04 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whoops. If I recall correctly. Wouldn't want to get that wrong.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:05 PM on August 4, 2008


Silence! Let's Yawn Together...
posted by RokkitNite at 12:06 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Archaic spelling for "slut." Naturally this has been at the center of more than one dispute over whether MeFi is a "Boyzone," but certain users still defiantly employ it.

There should probably be a note about it on the "New Post" page.

Here, I can recommend some MetaTalk threads for you. . . .
posted by grobstein at 12:14 PM on August 4, 2008


Solo Longitudinal Yeti Toss.

It hasn't been approved for the Olympics yet though as they haven't been able to find enough Yetis, and it seems rude to just keep tossing the same Yeti.
posted by drezdn at 12:21 PM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Sexy Ladies Yodeling, Theramining

At least I keep hoping that's what it'll mean, one of these days.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:28 PM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Salivating Lass, Yay! (Transsexual)
posted by waraw at 12:31 PM on August 4, 2008


    ##########    #........#    #..>.....######.....(..#.............######........#    #........######    #......@..SLYT.    ###############
posted by sleevener at 12:35 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow. Roguelike fail. It previewed okay. I guess I should know better than to use my cursed keyboard of boneheadedness (Learning -2).
posted by sleevener at 12:36 PM on August 4, 2008


SHOW LARRY YOUR TITS.

I've never met Larry, but I heard he likes it.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:39 PM on August 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


It is a charming bit of shorthand for "slight", as in: "Here gentlepeople is a silly little nothing, an amuse bouche for the mind, in which a dude is solidly thumped in the dick by a wiffle ball bat."
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:41 PM on August 4, 2008


Seven Little Yellow Taxis

You should know this.
posted by owtytrof at 12:43 PM on August 4, 2008


Sexy Ladies Yodeling, Theramining

I am imagining a female vocalist version of the theremin-using Beach Boys of Good Vibrations, covering Up On Cripple Creek. This could be very good or very bad.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 12:43 PM on August 4, 2008


Usually it means you're about to watch a video of kittens eating, kittens playing, kittens sleeping...
posted by HotPatatta at 12:43 PM on August 4, 2008


but hopefully they provide enough of a description and reason why you'd want to devote time to watching it to make it worthwhile.

Oh, you and your optimism...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:59 PM on August 4, 2008


St. Louis Young Thugs. Matt's starting a gang.

80k strong, yo.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:03 PM on August 4, 2008


Several Lavish Young Tarts, noob.
posted by monocultured at 1:08 PM on August 4, 2008


SLYT Links You There.
posted by googly at 1:48 PM on August 4, 2008


This is a really common source of confusion. Most people think it means Sequentially Logisticated Yossarian-Termites, but it's actually Sequentially Losolidated Yossarian-Termites.

Like I said, really common misconception.
posted by quin at 1:51 PM on August 4, 2008


It means that you have to wait until you get home from work before you can figure out what the post is about.
posted by Quonab at 1:55 PM on August 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Stupid Lazy YouTube post.
posted by shmegegge at 1:57 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Seconds of Life You're Tossing away.
posted by pardonyou? at 1:58 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


sounds like you're trolling.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:17 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sucks Like You Tube

Some Learn Yngwie's Tricks
posted by mwhybark at 2:17 PM on August 4, 2008


Suddenly Lonely Yahweh Pouts?
posted by drezdn at 2:21 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh this one...
South Lyon, Ypsilanti, and Terre Haute.

It's a mnemonic device for remembering random places in Michigan.

I hope this helps.
posted by drezdn at 2:26 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sir! Lost Your Tie!
posted by drezdn at 2:28 PM on August 4, 2008


Stakkars Lille Ynkelige Tosk
posted by Dumsnill at 2:33 PM on August 4, 2008


Sounds Like Yatsura Tunes

--
She Loves Yo la Tengo
posted by drezdn at 2:33 PM on August 4, 2008


Slowly Launch Your Trombones
posted by drezdn at 2:35 PM on August 4, 2008


Scream like you're terrified.
posted by Malor at 2:42 PM on August 4, 2008


Seven Long Years Terrorised?
posted by dash_slot- at 2:44 PM on August 4, 2008


& Still Little Yanks Tremble?
posted by dash_slot- at 2:46 PM on August 4, 2008


Single link Youtube tube.
posted by Elmore at 2:48 PM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Satan's little young terrors.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:58 PM on August 4, 2008


So Lame, You Trolls!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:00 PM on August 4, 2008


So listen, you're tired.
So? Lazlo yawns terribly!
Steve, Lazlo's yesterday's terror.
Silence! Leave, you twit!
Steve, lessen your tirade.


ah fuck it. I'm too tired to keep going.
posted by shmegegge at 3:07 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Shmegegge Lacks Youthful Tenacity
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:13 PM on August 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


She likes you, too.
posted by 23skidoo at 3:14 PM on August 4, 2008


Song Land Yinding Toad.
posted by potch at 3:20 PM on August 4, 2008


slyt?

I have no idea, and I wish Teresa Nielsen Hayden would stop making me guess.
posted by found missing at 3:25 PM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


So Lame You'll Tire (quickly)
posted by Godbert at 3:27 PM on August 4, 2008


I always think "slight" not "slit" but that's pretty good too.
posted by jeffamaphone at 3:32 PM on August 4, 2008


Sir, lower your trousers.
posted by box at 3:37 PM on August 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Someday,
Love,

Yours Truly.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:50 PM on August 4, 2008 [6 favorites]


So Long You Tossers.
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:16 PM on August 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


YTDW
posted by signal at 4:22 PM on August 4, 2008


So, Like, You Think?
posted by spiderwire at 5:05 PM on August 4, 2008


Sooo Last Year, Truthfully
posted by spiderwire at 5:09 PM on August 4, 2008


Stop, coLlaboraYt, and lisTen.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:12 PM on August 4, 2008


She Licked Your Turtle.
posted by h00py at 5:15 PM on August 4, 2008


Stop Licking mY Turtle.
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:16 PM on August 4, 2008


Terre Haute is in Indiana.
posted by ofthestrait at 5:38 PM on August 4, 2008


Stavrosthewonderchicken Likes Your Tomatos.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:41 PM on August 4, 2008


I've been holding myself back making a MetaTalk post complaining about it (and all the foul similar acronym progeny it's spawned) - I can tell it's a single link because I can count to one, okay, and I can tell it's from YouTube (or whatever) because I can mouse over a link and read a damn URL. Basically what it means is, I'm aware that there is a time and attitude that this sort of thing requires some kind of justification, and I'm going to acknowledge that, but not provide any. This too I can intuit by the fact that you posted the fucking thing. I really wish people would quit with this utterly pointless label.
posted by nanojath at 5:53 PM on August 4, 2008


Seven-Layer Yam Torte.
posted by yhbc at 5:54 PM on August 4, 2008


I really wish people would quit with this utterly pointless label.

I am no meme-historian, but my take was that the SLYT label (which I admit to having used) was began to preempt all the pointless "Whaaaa, you posted a single you tube link? Is that best of the web?" comments that are sure to follow. To me, it's a way of saying, "Yes, I know it's only a single YouTube link, but if you are not clever enough to roll over the link and figure it out yourself, I am warning you ahead of time that if you don't like single links to YouTube, then don't click here and waste your time, for the sole purpose of leaving a comment that complains about it being a single link YouTube post."

I tried to use the acronym YIKIOASYTL, BIYANCETROTLAFIOY, IAWYAOTTIYDLSLTYT, TDCHAWYT, FTSPOLACTCAIBASLYTP, but it didn't catch on.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 6:12 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Snarking Lowers Your Testosterone.
posted by dyoneo at 6:24 PM on August 4, 2008


Seven-Layer Thom Yorke? Oh god, no.
posted by turgid dahlia at 6:26 PM on August 4, 2008


Superman: "Lois! You tramp!!!"
posted by yhbc at 6:32 PM on August 4, 2008


Shitty post?
posted by dirtdirt at 6:32 PM on August 4, 2008


salmons like you, though
silver light yellow tigers
softly lick your thoughts
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 6:40 PM on August 4, 2008


Stop Licking the Yggdrassil Tree.

(SRSLY. Cut it out. When Odin gets back, he's going to be PISSED.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 6:51 PM on August 4, 2008


Something Lick-ed Yisway Tums.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:09 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stop licking your taint.
posted by not_on_display at 7:17 PM on August 4, 2008


Suck Lasers You Troublemakers.
posted by drezdn at 7:31 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


SLYT="Silly Tit."

As in:

"ASL?"
"WTF u SLYT. LOL."

Sexy Ladies Yodeling, Theramining

Pamelia Kurstin is watching. So is Armen Ra (aka Princess Zoraya.)
posted by octobersurprise at 7:32 PM on August 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pamelia Kurstin is watching. So is Armen Ra (aka Princess Zoraya.)

Hey, not to mention Clara.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 PM on August 4, 2008


Jane, you ignorant slyt.
posted by Eideteker at 8:01 PM on August 4, 2008


Does anyone else read it as "slit" and giggle?

No, but The Slits kicked ass.
posted by lukemeister at 8:02 PM on August 4, 2008


And let's not forget that Y... stands for yodel.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:04 PM on August 4, 2008


Skip link? Yes, thanks!
posted by agent at 8:15 PM on August 4, 2008


Spaghetti Lobster Yogurt, Truly.
posted by edgeways at 8:19 PM on August 4, 2008


Sink Low, Yon Turd
posted by jonmc at 8:45 PM on August 4, 2008


Speaking of SLYT, How are you folks liking the new YouTube link icon? Eh? Eh?
I made that.
posted by SilverTail at 10:19 PM on August 4, 2008


It's means I am going to punch the person who used it in the face. OVER THE INTERNET.

Not really.

People use it as a pre-emptive warning that yeah, their entire post hinges on a video you have to watch, but hopefully they provide enough of a description and reason why you'd want to devote time to watching it to make it worthwhile.

It's amusing to me that Matt, who was once so vocally against IACs (in-crowd acronyms) like FPP and, well, I can't remember any other ones, would be the first person to explain unjudgmentally what this AFHWOT (annoying faux-helpful waste of time) means.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:12 PM on August 4, 2008


But you DO like tomatoes, right, stav?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:52 AM on August 5, 2008


eyeballkid: "Does anyone else read it as "slit" and giggle?
"
Just you. Well, you and me.

*tries to parse IAC, fails, mentally changes to ICA, succeeds*
posted by dg at 12:53 AM on August 5, 2008


Smells Like Your Testicles
posted by Meatbomb at 1:04 AM on August 5, 2008




Scrotum lesions? Y'gads Terrifying!
posted by munchbunch at 2:32 AM on August 5, 2008


Single Link YouTube
posted by Dumsnill at 2:40 AM on August 5, 2008


But you DO like tomatoes, right, stav?

Oh yus! I love me some tomatoes, I do. Hooo doggies!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:43 AM on August 5, 2008


The Stavros Tomato Dump:

Tomato (1123), tomato,(1532) tomatoe(129), tomatos (542), tomatoes (95), tomatolita(21), tomatofucker, tomatofuckers, tomatoshitfuckers, tomatoshitmotherfucker, shittomatofuckers, shittomatofuckers, fucktomatofuckers, tomatofucktomatofuckfuckers, fuckmatoes, fukmatoupyourpooshoot, backwardstomatofuck, tomato, extratomatoeswithplussfucks, dramafucktomatoes, priceless tomatoes fucked backwards, extra tomatos with doublefuck and then some, wild fucktomatos, fucking tomatoes in an Ingmar Bergman film, random tomatoefucking, fuck what at tomatoe.
posted by Dumsnill at 2:53 AM on August 5, 2008


Dumsnill: "Single Link YouTube"

Fuck off, no way is it that. Single Link YouTube, indeed.

OK, back to guessing. Is it 'Stop Licking Your Taint', perhaps?
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:55 AM on August 5, 2008


No, it is that. I'm very sure of this.
posted by Dumsnill at 2:57 AM on August 5, 2008


South Lyon, Ypsilanti, and Terre Haute.

It's a mnemonic device for remembering random places in Michigan.


Um, Terre Haute is in Indiana. What, you haven't heard of the Terre Haute sound? So lame, you turd.
posted by speicus at 2:57 AM on August 5, 2008


speicus, I only recognize the boundaries of Michigan pre-Ohio Michigan War. Which I assume was when all of Indiana was part of Michigan and the U.P. was rightfully connected to what would later become the Great State of Wisconsin™
posted by drezdn at 6:12 AM on August 5, 2008


still longboating yon thread?
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:13 AM on August 5, 2008


The federal gummit had to GIVE us the U.P. to keep us from completely destroying Ohio over that little strip of land.

NEVER FORGET.

/glares at Ohio.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:14 AM on August 5, 2008


Which I assume was when all of Indiana was part of Michigan

Other way around. Nice try, though.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:34 AM on August 5, 2008


gfy re slyt bfd fwiw ymmv fyi
posted by y2karl at 8:37 AM on August 5, 2008


Smoke Lebanese Yndiana Thyme.
posted by mwhybark at 8:40 AM on August 5, 2008


Squamous lozenge yaqona tizzy.
posted by box at 9:18 AM on August 5, 2008


SIN LIES YOUTH TIME
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:28 AM on August 5, 2008


Surely Lance Yearns Too?
posted by drezdn at 11:23 AM on August 5, 2008


It recalls a famous scene from that one classic play...

Some Lasagna?

Yes, Terrance.
posted by drezdn at 11:24 AM on August 5, 2008


Some Learned Yertle's Truth
posted by drezdn at 11:28 AM on August 5, 2008


Sur La Yuppie Table
posted by box at 1:30 PM on August 5, 2008


Stop Letting Yeggs Trespass
posted by drezdn at 1:35 PM on August 5, 2008


Some Large Yellow Truck-nutz
posted by jefbla at 1:49 PM on August 5, 2008


STYX!
posted by Debaser626 at 1:52 PM on August 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


SiLLY Twat.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:56 PM on August 5, 2008


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