We sometimes LOL when watching a funny movie, ask for questions with AMA (Ask Me Anything), DM when talking to someone on Twitter, and so on.
So, are you ready for some new jargon? Here are several social media terms from Jennifer Beese, writing for Sprout Social:
- ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ A shrug expression often referred to “whatever,” “who knows,” “doesn’t matter” or “why not.”
- Clickbait: Using a provocative title in order to generate clicks.
- Cray: Another term for crazy.
- Crush it: Used to express when someone is doing particularly well or exceeding goals.
- Fam: Describes someone or a group of people you trust or consider family.
- Fire: When something is exceptionally good or on point.
- I can’t even: Indicates the speaker’s inability to speak as a result of being overjoyed or frustrated.
- Lit: Describes a person, place or thing as awesome or “happening.”
- On fleek: On point.
- Savage: Describes someone or something that is exceptionally brutal or harsh.
- Slay: Similar to “crush it,” it’s an act of doing something exceptionally well.
- Slide into your DMs: Describes someone randomly messaging another on Twitter Direct Message.
Squad goals: An aspirational term for what you’d like your group to be or accomplish.
- Thirsty: Describes someone who is too eager or desperate.
- Throwing shade: To publicly denounce or disrespect someone.
- TFW: Stands for “that feeling when,” which is commonly used for memes or expressions around a certain event.
- Trendjacking: Describes when a trending topic is taken over with irrelevant content from other users.
- Yaaaaaas: When a simple “yes” won’t do to express excitement. Pro tip: Use as many A’s as necessary.
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