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Expectation vs. Reality: How ‘500 Days of Summer’ inspired a reaction meme that perfectly encapsulates disappointment

It's perfect for when you had your heart set on something, but get something much worse instead.

On Mar 29, 2024 by Allie Hayes

What does HG mean on TikTok?

‘It’s my HG’: In case you’re confused, here’s what the acronym ‘HG’ stands for on TikTok

If you're a part of skincare TikTok, you probably already know.

On Mar 18, 2024 by Allie Hayes

Critics taunt DeSantis for aborted presidential bid: ‘Should be forced to carry campaign to term’ https://www.dailydot.com/debug/ron-desantis-campaign-ending/

Jacob Elordi is babygirl: Here’s why he’s being referred to as ‘baby girl’ online—and yes, it’s a good thing

Jacob Elordi is "baby girl" (yes, you read that right) and here's why.

On Jan 22, 2024 by Allie Hayes

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The worst word rebrands on TikTok in 2023

The redundant and confusing terms that somehow took off.

On Dec 25, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

What does ASL mean TikTok

What does ASL mean on TikTok?

With the rise of TikTok and its unique culture, the meaning of ASL on TikTok is perhaps better understood as meanings.

On Oct 18, 2023 by Kahron Spearman

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Martin Scorsese quizzed by daughter on internet slang: ‘he served I fear’

The 'Killers of the Flower Moon' director 'lowkey slayed.' And Scorsese had something to say about 'The King of Comedy.'

On Oct 6, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

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What does ‘gyatt’ mean?

You've seen it in TikTok comments.

On Aug 21, 2023 by Enjoyiana Nururdin

What is cringe? Portrait of man with cringe and looking at phone screen with squeamishness, bad joke or inappropriate content.

What is cringe?

Cringe has evolved from a physical and emotional response to an entire online genre. And it's no longer embarrassing.

On Jul 14, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

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How to have ‘rizz’

It’s not a skill, it’s a mindset.

On Jun 23, 2023 by Ian Donley

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What does ‘damp drinking’ mean on TikTok?

'Damp drinking' is yet another existing thing rebranded by TikTok.

On Jun 21, 2023 by Audra Schroeder

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What is a ‘beige flag’—and why is the term all over TikTok?

If you're annoyed by small things a partner does, it may be a beige flag.

On Jun 6, 2023 by Sayou Cooper

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What does ‘hitting the wall’ mean? This misogynistic term is being used to describe celebrity women aging

The phrase recently sparked backlash after someone used it to describe 27-year-old actress Sophie Turner.

On May 23, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Did ‘Frances Ha’ pioneer the girlfailure?

The eponymous protagonist of this 2013 indie film is the spiritual precursor to our favorite women who suck.

On May 17, 2023 by C.S. Harper

'Serving c*nt' meme explainer

What does ‘serving c*nt’ mean?

2023 is when C-word memes went fully mainstream.

On May 16, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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What does babygirl mean? And why does it refer to middle-aged men?

Walter White from 'Breaking Bad' and Kendall Roy from 'Succession'? They're both babygirls.

On May 10, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw