Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment, the eighth year of subsidized time. Most of the action in the novel takes place in this year.
Y.D.A.U. Term Timeline in Infinite Jest
The timeline below shows where the term Y.D.A.U. appears in Infinite Jest. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...and Only Even Remotely Romantic Experience, Thus Far .Around 7 pm one day in October Y.D.A.U., Hal and Mario walk together through the E.T.A. grounds. Mario can tell that Hal wants... (full context)
...veil. At the party, several guests are dancing the Minimal Mambo, an “anticraze” popular in Y.D.A.U. that basically looks like standing still. Joelle was Orin’s lover and James’s “optical beloved” for... (full context)