TFW, yeet, bae, wig… What does it all mean? We’re here to decipher the language of the web, from AF to WYD.

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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

Good vibes only neon sign

This week on the internet: What exactly is a ‘vibe shift’?

Also: unca jams.

On Feb 18, 2022 by Tiffany Kelly


‘Cheugy’ is the new way to describe basic millennial girlboss culture

'Anything Rae Dunn is an absolute crime.'

On May 4, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

bottle of mother breast milk. the sexist milky milky meme started on 4chan.

Sexist ‘Milky Milky Warm and Tasty’ memes originated from 4chan

The complicated history of the copypasta.

On Mar 3, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

It's always WYD and never: Man trying to kiss woman as she pulls her head away

‘It’s always wyd and never’ memes have a hold on Twitter

From the romantic to the inadvisable, here are the best suggestions for replacing 'wyd.'

On Feb 15, 2021 by Siobhan Ball

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What is Cluttercore?

Gen Z is taking back clutter.

On Aug 26, 2020 by Audra Schroeder

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‘Weird flex but ok’ is the internet’s new response to questionable boasts

This might make you think twice before low key bragging.

On Sep 27, 2018 by Stacey Ritzen

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What does OG mean, and where does it come from?

He's not your everyday-type prankster.

On Sep 18, 2018 by Lauren L'Amie


What does ‘yeet’ mean, and how did it become a meme?

Yeet in the yeet now?

On Sep 13, 2018 by Stacey Ritzen

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When and how to DTR, according to a dating expert

'So, like, what are we?'

On Jun 23, 2018 by Claire Lampen

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What does TFW actually mean?

That feeling when you don't know what TFW means.

On Jun 19, 2018 by Amy-Mae Turner

what does wig mean? The term has become a viral piece of slang among stan Twitter

What the heck does ‘wig’ mean these days?

A history of its origins and transcendent rise to social media ubiquity.

On Jun 17, 2018 by Onaje McDowelle

person texting wyd

Here’s what WYD really means

Hey...WYD ;)

On Jun 12, 2018 by Amy-Mae Turner

what does nsfw mean

What does NSFW really mean?

Don't get canned just because you don't understand.

On Jun 9, 2018 by Amy-Mae Turner

what does af mean

What does AF mean?

This acronym has become popular AF.

On Jun 7, 2018 by Amy-Mae Turner