As in, “I’m hungry AF.” Bae: Babe or baby, in the romantic (and not the infant) sense.
Also short for “before anyone else.” So, imagine “I Got You Bae,” as sung by Pharrell and Miley, instead of Sonny and Cher.
It could be an acronym for “from another mother,” or that may just be a coincidence.
Either way, that’ll help you remember when someone says, “What’s up, fam? Feels: Shorthand for feelings, “feels” is a noun, not a verb.
These include PT or FT to designate part-time or full-time work; AA/EO to signal an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer; or simply EOE, for equal-opportunity employer.
The latter acronym sometimes comes before M/F/V/D or M/F/V/H, indicating that the employer welcomes males, females, veterans and the disabled or handicapped.
Fam: Short for family, “fam” is used with only your closest friends.If you dare to peek at their tweets and posts, other than a near hieroglyphic scroll of emoji, you’ll find a language of all their own. Then, never use them, because there’s nothing more out of place than a parent who is trying to fit in.Below are terms that have been rolling off kids tongues, popping up in songs and memes, and generally floating around the Internet lately. AF: Technically an acronym for “as f#¢&,” it means extremely.If you do go there, however, you’ll want to be sure you’re looking in the correct category.Personal ad-placers use acronyms to clearly indicate what they’re seeking: M4M and M4W signal man seeking a man, and man seeking a woman, respectively.(Yeah, we’re avant garde AF.) Netflix and chill: The modern version of being invited into a date’s home for a nightcap, “Netflix and chill” has nothing to do with movies or relaxing, and everything to do with hooking up. On fleek/On point: Used asan adjective,thesetwo terms both mean impeccably styled or groomed. On fleek was added to Random House’s last year, but logophiles think Merriam-Webster is totally on point (and recognizes neither).Ultimately, you should use neither, because you’re not 17.Basic: Despite meaning thoughtless, boring, conforming, self-important and many other unflattering things, a lot of thought has gone into this term, and its sidekick, “basic bitch.” Bye Felicia: Adismissive term said when you want an annoying person to buzz off.Still popular, despite being a throwaway line in the movie Friday, which came out more than more than 20 years ago.Spend long enough cruising chat rooms, message boards or question-and-answer sites, and you’ll get used to common Internet acronyms such as LOL, WTH, FTW and AFAIK.Certain niche sites, such as Craigslist, spawn acronyms and abbreviations of their own.