Are you keeping up with social media lingo

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17th September, 2015 04:07:22 printer

Are you keeping up with social media lingo

Many times, over the recent years, you have grabbed your smart phone and typed a word you thought you knew the meaning of, but it didn't quite ring a bell.

Spell check offered no replacements and autocorrect too gave up. If your dictionary app is of a good version, you will immediately know what the word means, its usage and whether or not it's a slang. Now, assuming you belong to the young generation and social media is one of the most important parts of your life, you ask yourself in disbelief, "That's cray . How could I have not known this word all this while?" Because bae, while you were carefully filtering and Instragamming your lunch platter, social media language evolved and the world moved on. TOI brings you the new and most popular words that have been added to the online dictionary.

BAE

What you think it is: Danish fo poop. Because Urban Dictionary say so. No, really. You should check!
What it actually is: Shorter version for babe or `before anyone else'.
Usage: Going dancing tonight with bae. What fun!

DAFUQ

What you think it is: An Urdu word
What it actually is: Repeat after us preferably when people, especiall kids, aren't around. Dafuq... Dafuq..Dafuq. Get it? There you go. It's asso nant for `What the f***'.
Usage: Dafuq just happened? I down loaded the file and the compu ter crashed!

FML

What you think it is: A complex computer programming language that you are too technologically challenged to comprehend.
What it actually is: F*** my life. An expression to signify how sad your life is.
Usage: Just got dumped on my birthday . FML!

ON FLEEK

What you think it is: You have absolutely no freaking clue.
What it actually is: Spot on. Right on point or absolutely proper.
Usage: Her dressing sense is totally on fleek.

DOE

What you think it is: Aww... a cute female deer.
What it actually is: An off-shoot of `though' -means the same. It is usually used to end a sentence and to draw attention.
Usage: Kendall Jenner's catwalk doe. Whoa!

YAASSSS

What you think it is: A poor version of `yes'.
What it actually is: An alternative way of saying `yes', except with a lot more enthusiasm. Like, I-wantto-shout-from-the-rooftop kind of excitement. Comprende?
Usage: Friend 1: You wanna go to the pub tonight? Your bae is supposedly coming too.Friend 2: Yaassss!

NO CHILL

What you think it is: Okay , you can probably guess it's something to do with losing it all the time.
What it actually is: People who are always fretting that they have no chill left.
Usage: My friend was in a brawl again. He has absolutely no chill.

ROAST

What you think it is: Umm.. chicken?
What it actually is: To reprimand, ridicule or mock.
Usage: Justin Bieber's roast was so epic!


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