question, rather than an acronym. For example, Ã¢ÂÂYFLOÃ¢ÂÂ has come to be compared to something like, Ã¢ÂÂWhy flow?Ã¢ÂÂ The word Ã¢ÂÂflow,Ã¢ÂÂ denotes essentially the expression that someone who critiques hip hop, rap and urban music often uses when conveying the notion that a vocal artist, e.g., rapper, lyricist, etc., has verbally flowed smoothly during the vocal artistÃ¢ÂÂs said performance. Lyricists also critique other lyricistsÃ¢ÂÂ rhymes to determine if the latterÃ¢ÂÂs lyrics flow. Given that a studentÃ¢ÂÂs practice of correctly speaking a foreign language is quite similar to and in many ways comparable to that of Ã¢ÂÂbustinÃ¢ÂÂ a freestyleÃ¢ÂÂ or Ã¢ÂÂspittinÃ¢ÂÂ dope rap,Ã¢ÂÂ one might be compelled to ask not just a lyricist, but also a linguist-in-training or a foreign language student if he/she can flow or is Ã¢ÂÂYFLOin.Ã¢ÂÂ Evidently, this expression was first coined such by Y.F.L.O. student-researchers familiar with urban lingua franca.
“You YFLOin’? I’m YFLOin’ Ã¢ÂÂ¦ He’s YFLOin’Ã¢ÂÂ¦ She’s YFLOin’Ã¢ÂÂ¦ We’re all Y – flowin’ like flow motionÃ¢ÂÂ¦ Everybody wants to know where we as a society are going Ã¢ÂÂ¦ like the oceanÃ¢ÂÂ¦ ”