Anyone who spends time on the Internet should know that acronyms, shorthand and slang are widely used. Knowing that and understanding every phrase are two very different matters, however. Especially because language and how people use it change rapidly, it’s hard to keep track of what people mean when they use acronyms in a conversation. […]
What Does “GG” Mean, and How Do You Use It?
On occasion, the internet creates unique phrases and terms found nowhere else. Plenty of terms come from the real world and filter into the internet, though. Then sometimes web users take phrases and twist them into something new. That’s exactly what happened with “GG”, a term that stands for “good game”. Without a doubt, most […]
What Does “TFW” Mean, and How Do You Use It?
Internet-based jargon can be complicated for outside users, and particularly for those who don’t text or use social media on a regular basis. The good news is that there is usually an easy way to understand what some internet acronyms actually mean. The bad news is that their context can be confusing, and the initialism […]
What Does “HMU” Mean, and How Do You Use It?
If you are like the vast majority of people these days, there are probably moments where you look at a seemingly random string of letters on the internet, blink, and go, “Huh? What does THAT mean?” Thankfully, most of the time, there is a relatively intuitive explanation for what a piece of internet slang means, […]
What Does “IDK” Mean, and How Do You Use It?
Internet-based slang can often be incomprehensible to outsiders, with random letters seemingly thrown together in a way that makes no sense. Thankfully, sometimes, these slang words are easy and relatively self-explanatory. Such is the case with “IDK,” which is one of the oldest and most commonly used internet pieces of slang. What does “IDK” mean? […]