yo-yo had never heard of Ji Cang or any of the ancestors whose lives are chronicled in the genealogy.
What yo-yo Ma didn't know until recently was that the story of his name is actually much more complex, dating back 255 years.
There were these Japanese yo-yo experts who used to do exhibitions at the Woolworth.
"That's the best, that's the best we can do as parents," yo-yo said of his ancestor's advice.
“The yo-yo effect of them coming home and leaving again is detrimental to families,” she says.
Oh, for the good old days when Roy Acuff taught Richard Nixon how to use a yo-yo on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
But about 40 years ago, during the Cultural Revolution, Ma Yo-De, a distant cousin of yo-yo Ma, faced a serious dilemma.
Then the yo-yo blew up, very quietly, as things do where there is no air to carry shock-and sound-waves, but very brilliantly.
The ships that raided them were the Enterprise and the yo-yo.
That's pretty hard to keep track of, because I was like a yo-yo, back and forth from one parent to the other.
1915, apparently from a language of the Philippines. Registered as a trademark in Vancouver, Canada, in 1932, the year the first craze for them began (subsequent fads 1950s, 1970s, 1998). The toy itself is much older and was earlier known as bandalore (1824). Figurative sense of any "up-and-down movement" is first recorded 1932. Meaning "stupid person" is recorded from 1970. The verb in the figurative sense is attested from 1967.
Let us cooperate; let us be reciprocally and mutually helpful: I'd love the whole country to get a good gander at how a labor union's supposed to run! You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours!
[1858+; scratch me and I'll scratch thee is found by 1704]