“In the loop”

Today’s word was instrumental in teaching me some new internet slang. Often on Facebook Buy,Swap Sell pages I would see the word ‘LOOP’ or ‘BUMP and I had no clue what they meant. I now know that ‘LOOP’ is an acronym for listed on other page, ( so simple I should have guessed) and bump means “Bring up my Post”. If you comment on a post, it bumps it up to the top of the page, and this is the intention when using the word  “BUMP”. I also discovered loops is a slang word that combines the common slang ‘lol’ and the word ‘oops’ to describe an amusing mistake; you squeeze the sauce bottle too hard and it squirts in your friend’s face, you say loops. #oops#laugh#loud#lol
Do you ever feel completely out of the loop when it comes to social slang, acronyms, or hashtags? If you are not sure of your acronyms you can inadvertently end up saying the complete opposite of what you mean, as my elderly aunt who lives overseas did. She commented ‘lol’ on my post about the passing of my birth mother. I was completely taken aback until eventually I realised she thought she was commenting lots of love! I think it is awesome that she is using Facebook, but rule number one is, if you are going to use slang you need to be sure you know exactly what it means!
Now I GTG. I HTH and you found my info gr8.
If you want to be really cool, go take a selfie in the ladies’ toilets and be sure to pout!
Me- I’m going back to using English properly…

“Some people aren’t really all that they “post” to be.”

Lis 🦉

4 thoughts on ““In the loop”

  1. So true. There’s so many new acronyms cropping up in social media, it’s hard to keep up. I try to use only the ones I know for sure what they mean. But even then I sometimes use the wrong one or unintended one.

    Good post

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