In this day and age, it seems like there's an abbreviation for EVERYTHING.
Somehow, we aren't sick of it yet and it's surprising how everyone wants to shorten words to make things the slightest bit easier. Are we getting a lil' lazy?
We'll leave that question there for you to answer.
What's even more surprising is when we shorten words that are already short. For example: BAE.
BAE mean "a person's boyfriend or girlfriend" and is basically just a shortened version of babe.
We all know how much you love using the term 'bae', especially when your bae isn't keen on you calling them bae.
But here's a news flash: BAE no longer means what you think it means.
At least in terms of the current text lingo.
So you've probably got the downlow on the basic text lingo, BRB, GTG, LMFAO, etc.
Well, there's some new additions to the list (which you may or may not know):
HMU – Hit me up.
SHIP – Relationship.
IKR – I know, right?
SMH – Shaking my head.
GOAT – Greatest of all time.
Oh and 'BAE' has now been included in this text speak and it means:
'Before Anyone Else'.
We're not sure about it, either.
Of course, you could still call your babe bae and say f#$% y^& to the new lingo, or you can call them bae with this new meaning in mind, because it kinda works...
Bae IS the person you put 'before anyone else', so maybe we'll roll with it.
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