In a fast-paced world like the one we live in today, it’s getting more difficult to say (or text) what we’re feeling, and let’s face it, our vocabulary list is revolutionizing with snappy slang. Abbreviations are a sassy and stylish way to get your point across, while adding some humor into the mix. We’ve come up with ten essential #abbreves that will stay in your vocabulary for life. WARNING: It gets kinda girly.
#GHD: Good Hair Day
You know those days when you just really love your hair? It’s doing everything you want it to and does not look like something died on your head the first thing in the morning.
#SD: Skinny Day
This usually happens the morning after you’ve skipped dinner and have avoided eating everything amazing, replacing your diet with foods that won’t make you feel like crap. When someone is having an SD, even the biggest of bellies will feel as though their hipbones are protruding beneath the waistband of their jeans!
#FD: Fat Day
The COMPLETE opposite of “SD”, this happens right after eating heavy, cheesy pizza. Different body sizes and comfort levels aside, no one likes being bloated. It’s uncomfortable, no matter what your body type is, and sometimes you want to scream out “I’m having SUCH an FD.”
#POD- Pig Out Day
Also known as “Cheat Day” or “Fat Friday”, this is when you want nothing more than to eat everything that’s bad for you. How to use? “You guys… let’s have a POD, you guys.” Johnny Rockets magically happens 20 minutes later. Warning: FDs are likely to occur after PODs.
#UD: Ugly Day
For those days where you literally don’t care about what you look like and you feel like you crawled out of a swamp and threw on the first pair of sweats you could find. And they were probably on the floor. Please note that it is NEVER cool to tell anyone they’re having a UD.
#OMD: Obvious Mustache Day
Sisters, gather ye round. When you’ve missed your bi-monthly threading appointment, or are in between laser sessions and the shadow above your lips is so noticeable, you feel like Groucho Marx. Remember that true friends always tell each other when they’re having OMDs!
#PMs- Pretty Moments
Your friends will love this one. You know when you glance at your best gal pal for a sec and you realize her skin looks awesome and her hair has this sudden magic sheen to it? Yeah, that’s a PM. Just you TRY to tell your bestie she’s having PMs without her face breaking into a happy smile.
#GOD- Good Outfit Day
From the abbreviations hall of fame, the GOD is the best feel-good abbreviation you can give anyone or hear. Who doesn’t love to receive positive feedback regarding their outfit?
#OMG- Original Mean Girls
What you and your friends say about yourselves after you digest the conversation you just had about four other girls.
#NAYP- Nobody Asked You Patrice
Inspired by the beloved Robin Scherbatsky of How I Met Your Mother, “NAYP” (pronounced as it sounds) is an acronym dedicated to brown-nosing, persistent, coworkers who give their opinion even when you don’t want it. Have fun with this one. Note that Patrice can be substituted to Bedour for a more culturally familiar feel, thus making the acronym “NAYB”.
#basicbedour- A way of life
Your comfiest jeans and your favorite simple top with killer wedges or slip-on loafers, if weather permits. Colder temperatures mean ankle boots and oversized sweaters – simple, not flashy, classic and – well – basic. Don’t forget to tie a chunk of your hair into a samurai top-knot and pair the overall look with a to-go cup of insert-favorite-Starbucks-beverage.
#NITM- Not in the Mood (Mali 5ilg)
Another acronym, (pronounced NIT-tim), ideal for when you’re genuinely not in the mood to do something and you want it to go away- “Omg guys, I’m so NITM to go to work”. Or “I’m so NITM to hang out with Patrice tonight.”
#Deb/Debbie/Debutante/Deborah- To act desperate
Someone who’s so desperate you can’t even. (Disclaimer: This isn’t based on anyone we know named Deborah – we at bazaar collectively don’t know anybody by that name.)
#Sashims – Sashimi
Pronounced sashEEms: the cooler way to say sashimi. If anyone shames you for doing this, they’re just hating.
How to use: “Can you get me a sashims?” Or, “I want sashims.”