Hi! i have noticed by looking through the forums that many millennials do not understand gen z meme culture and comments so i decided to start this thread for anyone confused about popular phrases you often see in your comments.
here is a key to some of our most common phrases:
yeah💖: similar to a southerner saying “bless your heart” it’s not an insult, or a complement, so it is nothing to be offended over. it is used mostly is someone says something very random or strange, for example
“i like to rub cheetos all over my body” “yeah💖”
don’t worry, there are absolutely no bad intentions with it
no💖: similar to the yeah💖, except it’s disagreeing.
for example: “tr*mp2020” “no💖”
again, no bad intentions
any song lyric with emojis between each word : just a throwaway comment, it’s literally just a meme and means nothing. again, nothing to be offended by.
fairy comments: they might sound harsh, but are just jokes. to someone who has never seen one before i can guarantee they are not serious, and are just jokes (except for the ones under tr*mps instagram posts ) don’t take them seriously, on tiktok it was common to have people asking for fairy comments or laughing at fairy comments they received, so the majority of us didn’t realize that many of you would take them so harshly.
some examples of a fairy comment:
everyone makes mistakes ♂:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:you’re one of them:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
take a nap ♂ and don’t wake up ♂:sparkles:
again nothing to worry about
alt tiktok: i’ve seen a lot of og byte users saying we are “self conscious teens” and that we “just want love and support and a safe space” sure that true for many of us, but that isn’t what alt tiktok is. alt tiktok is comprised of the alt girls and boys, the gays, and anyone with an actual sense of humor. it is the tiktok you do not see in adds for the app, no dances or thirst traps here! our current trends are all making fun of shane dawson, jeffery star, gabbie hannah (basically all the 30 y/o problematic youtubers) memes, etc. do not take our jokes to seriously.
deep tiktok: it bleeds into alt tiktok, the lines are kinda blurred, but deep tiktok has a lot of the deep fried videos and frogs and beans etc
straight tiktok: the tiktok you see when you first open the app, it is what is advertised. it is full of dances, thirst traps, and conservatives. we HATE straight
tiktok. it’s the default in a way, it’s where you start when your first make an account and the algorithm hasn’t begun yet. some names you might know from straight tiktok are Charli demelio, lilhuddy, addison rae (thats all i know because i say faaaar from straight tiktok)
we are not bullied by straight tiktok, i have no idea where that rumor came from, for the most part straight tiktok does not know we exist, and if anything we bully them for posting their disgusting thirst traps.
long story short, don’t take anything we say to heart, it’s all old jokes and memes that are difficult to explain to someone who has never been on tiktok or seen what we reference. if you are nice to us we will be nice back, and you will quickly get comments like “he/she is our byte king/queen” “can you be my dad/mom now” “be the father i never had” etc. the main reason some people are getting more hate than others is because those getting the “hate”, are fighting it, thinking that we are serious which will bring more negativity.
i’ve also seen a couple people saying that we have been telling millennials to k*ll themselves, which is weird, i haven’t seen anyone say that and most of us don’t seem the type to say something like that. what you are probably getting are fairy comments that are like “you snapped ♂:sparkling_heart: now do your neck ” that isn’t telling you to end your life, it’s just a joking fairy comment. don’t take it seriously!!
i think everything is being lost in translation so if you get any comment that seems like someone is telling you to k*ll yourself, send it here and i can explain it to you, because chances are it’s just a joke!
i know the change is hard but please understand that most of us are coming from a place where no one got hurt by these comments, seeing people angry about them is new to us, so we just assume that they are overly sensitive. we have very thick skin due to growing up in such a shitty world, so i’m sure you can understand!
thanks for reading and again, send any comments you don’t understand my way!