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Did You Know? The Real Meaning Of ‘Bae’

There are some words so commonly used on Social Media and because it has gotten so much acceptance, we adopt it without knowing what it really means.

Today, I came across a meaning of the word ‘Bae‘ and I was totally shocked.

Bae is most often used as a term of endearment, often referring to your boyfriend or girlfriend. We see people posting pics online with the words ‘Chilling with my bae’, ‘I love you bae’. Maybe I’ve been guilty of it too *hides face*. So imagine my shock when I saw this:

According to the Urban Dictionary:

Bæ/bae is a Danish word for poop. Also used by people on the internet who think it means baby, sweetie etc.

But come to the Internet world, Bae has a totally different meaning. Some people even use it as a hashtag #BaeBeLike. Bae to many means the short form of Babe or Baby, and I guess its here to stay. But imagine you calling someone your ‘Bae’ and someone in another part of the world is calling poop that same word…. eeeew!

What do you think? Do you call that special someone in your life ‘Bae’? What does the word mean to you? Do you know of any other common words that have weird meanings?

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    February 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Tot its an acronym…BAE to me means;Before anything else

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    February 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    The meaning of mummy in this part of thee world is quite different frm the meaning in egypt

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    February 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    bea for me is “before anyone else”

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    February 11, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Wat???????????? I get called dat buh I seldom use it on any one else except for who uses it on me…………*cover face * iiiisssshhhhh.

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    February 11, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    It means Before Anyone Else which i think is cute.

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    Superb Tehteh
    February 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    wow am guilty too! oh no!

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    mabel okolo
    February 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    thanks Steph

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    Gift Uzoma
    February 11, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I love ur article

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    February 11, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Before anyone else. Am being called bae and I think I like it. Someone once said Lol means (lord of lucifer) but I disagree cos I know the meaning is diff

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    Schollzy Pauls
    February 11, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I learn a lot each time you write, no regrets liking your page cos u inspire me… Thanks my role model..

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    Chisanya Nwankwo
    February 11, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    it means before anyone else for pple who use d word for their gfs or bfs

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    February 11, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    hope to among the fan club

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    February 12, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Tot twas Before anyone else o
    Poop ke
    Guilty! Very Guilty!

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    February 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    I used d word often nd it mean ‘Before anyone else’ and I love using it. It depends on wah u think…. 🙂

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    Mbiy Lucille
    February 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    u wow me with ur gists. Who could have imagined?

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    February 13, 2015 at 6:28 pm


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    March 3, 2015 at 7:48 am

    for my dictionary it means Boli and Epa…

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    Indispensable presh okoro
    June 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Wow! Tqnks tho…

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    Odesanya Pelumi
    August 16, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    In my word, bae means ‘before anyone else’

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    June 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    there’s a difference between b.a.e. and bae
    BAE might mean poop
    but the BAE used for endearments is based on an acronym as some people have stated in dis comments section.
    it means Before Anyone Else
    people can’t just type it all d time with the dots thats why it became “bae”…

    it’s not like you will type AIDS or NAFDAC with dots despite knowing it’s an acronym

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      Shichet Dodoson
      November 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Wow nice clarification vyce

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    June 22, 2017 at 3:21 am

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    Carol franklyn
    January 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Bae to me is before anyone else.am nit guilty and iuse it a lot

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    Lilly Wallies
    July 31, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    what does bae meaning? What is the Hell Up with ‘Bae’!!

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    September 24, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    And “Mist” means “poop” in German. It’s a big world and councidences abound.

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    Sesi Miller
    November 7, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    once upon a time way back before there was texting, “Lol” used to mean “Lots of Love”.. i think thays why some accepted text “shorthand” is so confusing to older generations, in their minds it means something. different.. that doesnt mean its wrong…

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      July 16, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Love this!

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