|Check out the newstands, flip through some magazines, and ask yourself a question. What does the teeny-bopper magazine YM stand for?|
Maybe you already know. Maybe I'm a loser for not knowing, but then you're the one with the subscription to YM, not me...good for you, loser. I apologize, I'm the loser, if for no other reason than the fact that I'm devoting several paragraphs discussing this rag.
Anyway, I always thought I knew what it stood for. I was positive that I had heard or read somewhere that the 'zine was called Young Miss. I thought it a stupid name, but figured it had been around since the first days that boys had been deemed cute, way before Tiger Beat came stomping on the scene.
But that's not it, It's not Young Miss, and now another thing that I had rested easy in thinking that I knew has been proven untrue. Maybe they changed it recently, right? Maybe. So what does YM stand for? Well, Yao Ming is getting pretty popular, but not really amongst teen girls, probably not that. How about Youth Movement? No.
How about looking at the subject matter, cute boys and makeup tips. Well then it could be Yummy Men, or Your Make-up. But those are wrong too. Damnit, there are only like two pages in the dictionary for words starting with Y, so this shouldnt be so hard.
Teen girls want to be treated like princesses, so how about You're Majesty? Any of these sound good?: Yawning Malcontent, You're Malnourished, Yanking Monkey, Yearbook Mania, Young Maneater, Your Monthly, Yeast-Infections & Mammograms, Yak Milk.
In Japan, YM is a magazine, bordering on soft core pornography, that features pictures of young girls. It's called Young Magazine, but I don't think the core audience is the same demographic of young girls as the american YM consists of.
Well get this, it says what it stands for on the cover, seems I was trying to hard. YM stands for Your Magazine. Thats it. Click for Proof. It's your magazine, the one for you, your one and only, everything you think or want to learn more about. Thats really a very simple title, but might be a bit on the presumptious side.
See, I'm holding this in my hand and it says it's my magazine, but really thats not all that true. I had nothing to do with production, I don't see dime one from the profits, and when I tried to leave the store without paying I was arrested. Apparantly pointing at the cover was not enough proof of ownership for the police.
"Obviously, doctor, you've never been a 13-year old girl" (virgin suicides).
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