You’re scrolling on Twitter, and someone talks about “taking the L” on a brutal video game. What does it mean, and what is “L” short for? Here’s what the phrase means and how you can use it.
If you’re not in the know about the newest internet acronyms, you may not have heard of “IYKYK.” Read on to find out what this elusive term is and how to use it.
If you’ve come across the acronym “wbk” on Twitter and had no idea what it meant, read on. We’ll explain what it and its expansion mean on the internet.
HTH might seem like it stands for many things, but it’s mostly used to lend a helping hand online. Here’s what HTH means, the history of the term, and how you can use it.
You might have seen the acronym “YSK” online before, often followed by facts and information. Not sure what it’s supposed to mean? Here’s what it stands for and why you should know about it.
Why is everyone saying “sus” lately, and what does it mean? Here’s a look into the rise of this unique piece of internet slang.
Have you ever heard a PC enthusiast talk about how important “RGB” is and wondered why? It’s all about colors. Read on to learn about the hottest tech design trend among gamers.
Have you ever been told “TMI!” while you’re talking about your latest medical procedure in great detail? Here’s what it means and why you might want to tone down the organ talk.
If you see the acronym “w/e” in a text, then someone may not have been paying attention to what you were saying (or they might not care). Here’s what this internet slang term means and how to use it.
The acronym “DW” is a great way to make a conversation a little less tense. We’ll tell you what it means and how to use it in your messages.
You’re scrolling through social media, and you encounter someone saying that they’re “HODLING” or telling someone else to “HODL.” Confused? Here’s what the word means in the world of cryptocurrency and finance—and why it’s …
Has anyone ever sent you a short “IDC” in response to something you were really excited about? Here’s what it means and why you might find it a little rude.
Have you ever been sent a sentence referring to “smth” and wondered what that’s supposed to mean? We’ll explain this internet abbreviation to you and tell you how to use it.
If you’re an Instagram user, you may have seen someone on the platform refer to their “link in bio” in a video or image post. Here’s what that is and where you can find it.
No, “meatspace” isn’t the frozen food aisle at the grocery store. We’ll explain what this tidbit of internet history means, and what it reveals about our changing attitudes about the internet.
If you’re feeling very positive about what your friend just said, you might want to tell them SGTM. Here’s what that acronym means and how to use it to brighten up your conversations.
Have you ever seen a bunch of people replying “ratio” to a tweet and not known what it means? We’ll explain what a social media ratio is and why it matters.
If you’ve been on social media, you may have encountered the phrase “sliding into DMs.” What exactly does this mean, and why do people do it? Keep reading to find out.
If you’ve opened your phone today, there’s a good chance that you’ve already seen a post with the acronym BTW in it. Here’s what it means and how to use it.
Has anyone ever told you “GTG!” instead of goodbye? Here’s what that means and how you can use it to make a quick getaway from a conversation.
If you’ve never encountered a recordable CD before, you can be forgiven for not knowing what the term “burn a CD” means. Does it involve fire? Is anything actually burned in the process? We explain how the process works, why …
Have you ever seen something so uncomfortable, you didn’t have the words to describe it? “Thanks, I Hate It” might be the exact phrase you’re looking for. Here’s what it means.
If someone has ever told you something you didn’t really ask to know, they probably also told you “JSYK.” Here’s what that internet initialism means and when to use it.
Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a casual viewer, you’ve likely heard the term “GOAT” before. Here’s what being the “GOAT” of a sport (or anything else) means.
Has someone ever asked you to “lmk?” Here’s what this common internet acronym means and how to use it.