The Full Meaning Of These Abbreviations Will Stress Every Millennial

October 27, 2021

I was texting with my Gen Z co-worker yesterday about weird food combinations, and when I mentioned bread and egusi, she replied, “GFB”. It took me a while, but when I realised she meant “God forbid”, I let out the greatest scream ever scrome.

A few minutes later, I was going through Twitter when I saw this tweet:

After I realised I wasn’t the only one that struggled with new abbreviations, I decided to throw it open to the BCM team. See the number of responses:

After laughing my ass off, I was finally able to compile a list of Gen Z abbreviations and their actual meanings.

See for yourself:

1. GFB

God forbid.

2. DKM/DFKM

Don’t kill me/Don’t fucking kill me.

3. IMO

In my opinion.

4. KMT

Kiss my teeth.

5. WTMG

Wa ti ma gbo.

6. NGL

Not gonna lie.

7. W

Win.

8. DW

Don’t worry.

9. YKTV

You know the vibes.

10. TYSM

Thank you so much.

11. CTFU

Cracking the fuck up.

12. L

Loss.

13. FTW

For the win.

14. ILYSM

I love you so much.

15. JK

Just kidding.

16. Xri

Sorry (!!!!!)

17. IPNTS

I prefer not to speak.

18. FML

Fuck my life.

19. YKB

You know ball.

20. FGS

For God’s sake.

21. FR

For real.

22. FFS

For fucks sake.

23. GGMUB

God go make you bigger.


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