An abbreviation for 'your', first popularized in the 50s and 60s by the Beat generation (ie. Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg), and later repopularized in the indie rock world by Sonic Youth in the 80s.
"Be in love with yr life"
"Lay Down Yr Mountain"
"Kill Yr Idols"
Contrary to popular belief, the spelling of your as yr did NOT start with Sonic Youth. It actually started with the Beat Generation and the likes of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Kerouac spelled your as yr in his 30 essentials for spontaneous prose.
1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
The oh-so-indie way of spelling "your" and "you're." Hardcore scenesters take note.
"If yr going to the Blood Brothers show, take me with you."
"Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven", such as used in the title of an album from Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Abbreviation of "your" coined by the band Sonic Youth in the 80's, first used in their 1983 release, "Kill Yr Idols". Not necessarily the originators, but Sonic Youth served to popularize its use.
From: Sonic Youth - (I Got A) Catholic Block
"You got to earn yr freedom
Get it on my own
I just live 4ever
There just is no end"
yr is short for Yeah Right.
A nerd at my school got the number of my gf
, and asked her out.
She responded "yr, iyd
" and that was the last of that.
Chat lingo for "You Rock".
Thanks for the free latte, YR!!!