Barrett nominated it for the 's 2013 Word of the Year. At some point in the past several years, you may have been called upon to explain to your mom, your uncle, your older co-worker, your trying-too-hard high school English teacher, or your mom's weird drunk friend Vicki. The dropped-letter theory is corroborated by the best analysis I found on the subject, that of academic linguist. Probably because out-of-touch dorks like me keep writing about it. In the case of bae, Urban Dictionary entries date back years and have been very widely read. Click here or visit RachelsEnglish. Oh my god John i hope you didnt get her pregnant.
Bae is a primarily used among youth in North America. Despite my efforts, none of these sounded particularly plausible. Plus, are descriptions such as actual proper names and the words best friend, lover, irreplaceable, incomparable, etc. Unless you think a goat is the greatest animal of all time, then the meaning is related. Bae is often used familiarly without any personal pronouns e. But , specifically, when used in that form? The word was a runner-up for the 2014 Word of the Year.
If you want to see my absolute most recent video, click here. Bae may also be extended to other loved ones including family members, friends, and pets. Is it a fascinating example of the way slang changes and develops through usage? And a tweet is just a tweet for most people, a dashed-off instant of thought in real time. . The shaky moral ground on which those empty, garbage calories are marketed to already-obese Americans is actually in line with the calculating nature of the corporate Twitter accounts that turn the things people love against them. Bae received attention—and official entry—into dictionaries in subsequent years,.
It's not exactly clear, but the slow build up in curiosity and confusion over the term's meaning and pronunciation discussed over social media, which really took off throughout 2013 and the first half of 2014, seemed to have generated enough word-of-mouth spread to reach all corners of the social web. In July of 2014, popular singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams released a song called. The fact that the web is more social and mobile than ever also has a lot to do with how quickly the bae phenomenon spread. When is it appropriate to use slang in general? While it might at first sound alarmingly like irritating, incomprehensible tween-speak to some and I confess, that was my initial reaction , it is actually much more widespread and pervasive so as not to warrant a hasty dismissal. But, what often happens with slang is a term will evolve.
It's making the dictionary, right? StayWoke reminds readers to look past the provided narrative, to examine their own privilege or lack thereof. I even used their suggested alternate spelling. I then endeavored to fill in the blanks of an acronym that did not exist. I make new videos every Tuesday. Here are the competing theories.
It is the Danish word for poop! Hint: not all the time. All of our slang term and phrase definitions are made possible by our wonderful visitors. Idioms, slang, questions from you guys. Next, in one of my less than proud moments, I thought it might be a new shorthand way of calling someone—affectionately insofar as a once demeaning term can become affectionate —a bitch. BuzzFeed just published an article about everybody's favorite a must-read, tbh. I can already hear the Baby Boomers grumbling about the future of the English language, but honestly, they're. Well, to be honest, its origins are unclear.
That seems to have begun, like when people use an adjectival bae to generally express affection for anything. So they say it's unknown what the origin is for sure. How should you use them? We want to hear what you think about this article. And, the thing that would be the best possible thing would be for you to sign up for my mailing list. Perhaps you were asked to compose a for your company's Twitter account, so that your brand could seem more edgy and youthful. Make up a sentence with one of these slang terms and put it in the comments.
Copious other social-media users followed suit and posted photographs of themselves pretending to sleep with a variety of bae-related captions. I was headed to the modern equivalent of the classic Oxford English Dictionary — the Internet's infinitely knowledgeable social guide, Urban Dictionary. And yes, it has already made its way into everyday language, kind of like how some people say lawl lol - laugh out loud or bee-arr-bee brb - be right back when having a face-to-face conversation. The quest for authenticity in a social-media presence is a quest for an authentic voice, and throwing out cultural buzzwords apropos of nothing is not authentic. They have been bleached like the terrible white-flour pancakes they are employed to sell. How can an acronym that stands for a position in one's hierarchy of affection be used as a noun? Bae is often used on Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks. So there is slang, and little attention paid to capitalization or punctuation.
Doesn't really make sense, but simultaneously makes tons of sense. I said in my last video, a great way to get context for the meaning of slang is to go to Instagram. Continued American pride in honor of our World Cup performance? That all of this might be affecting linguistic patterns in a broader way is interesting. But how far do we allow it to go before it just becomes silly, counterintuitive and partially damaging to effective means of expression? So drop your jaw, bae, then bring it up. My bae got home early! That theory has mild support on Urban Dictionary, though it first appeared long after the initial definitions.