Social media users flock to Urban Dictionary to search for their names and some of the results are far from complementary.
The latest social media trend isn’t as dangerous as escalating milk crates or illegal like “sneaky licks,” but brings humor to definitions of names, politics, and video games.
Urban Dictionary was founded in 1999 by Aaron Peckham as a crowdsourced dictionary for slang words. Over the past two decades, the site has grown to include definitions for just about anything.
A quick search of McDonald’s or “Game of Thrones” brings up user-submitted definitions that are more hilarious than real. Some other terms (don’t search for arm barn) have incorrect grammar or spelling and include the NSFW language.
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Definitions can be submitted by anyone with an email address and most are not the actual meaning of words or terms, but a user’s own experience.
For example, the Netflix show “Bridgerton” is defined as: “Basically Gossip Girl is based 300 years ago”.
“Twitter Finger” is defined as: “Someone who thinks he is an expert on social media and who tweets and retweets endlessly as if every thought he has is of vital importance to the well-being of the humanity ”.
As social media users are finding out, the names have equally scientific definitions on Urban Dictionary.
Matthew is defined as: “Matthew means gift from God, usually a matthew is a sweet and caring guy, he will be very smart and good at sports. Matthews of this guy usually only loves one person, and always will, until. ‘on his death day. Matthews can get very emotional and have trouble expressing his feelings, Matthews loves music. “
Trisha was defined as: “A little ball of kindness and energy and can put a smile on anyone’s face, even on a bad day. She’s also EXTREMELY competitive so be careful.”
One user searched for Lee Yubin and found: “The most talented girl in the world.”
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