“What is this fuss about sliding into DM? What’s FOMO?” Is btw an abbreviation of ‘by the way’ or ‘between’?
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“Tea” is another word for gossip. While the exact origin of “tea” is unclear, it became popular online in the early 2010s and is still one of the most used internet slang.
“What’s the tea on Georgia? Did she fail her exams?”
“Simp” is used to refer to someone who does “way too much” for someone they like or are fond of. Most often, it is used in a negative sense to refer to someone who completely changes his/her behaviour for another.
A “clap back” refers to responding to criticism and can also be associated with giving good comebacks or responses to being attacked online.
To “slay” means to ‘kill’ something in a good way. “Slay” is a way to say someone did an amazing job at something. Scored well in a test? “You slayed it!” Wearing something amazing? “You’re slaying!”
While it’s sometimes used in a sarcastic sense, getting called “woke” is usually a compliment. It means you’re knowledgeable, sympathetic, and aware, especially when it comes to controversial debates around race and gender.
Simply put, “IDK” is “I don’t know.” It is usually used when you’re unaware about something. These days, it is also used as a way to avoid talking about something uncomfortable. “What is your plan for the future?” “IDK!”
Often accompanied with the requisite goat emoji (🐐), “GOAT” is an acronym for “greatest of all time,” and pops up a lot when people start arguing about sports.
“TBT” can have two meanings – If posted with a hashtag (#) on a Thursday, it means “throwback Thursday”. But if posted on any other day, it means “truth be told” following a fact or confession. Throwback pictures are more common as people try showing their childhood pictures or some trip they went on last year.
The list doesn’t just end here. You can find some more slangs and acronyms that are quite popular in the table below👇🏾
|Salty||being upset over nothing|
|AMA||ask me anything|
|Fam||close friend/friends, like family|
|GTG||got to go|
|Yeet||to discard an item at a high velocity|
|TBH||to be honest|
|BTW||by the way|
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