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TikTok is the source of all sorts of trends, hacks, acronyms and abbreviations - admittedly, not all of them good.
It's made some users into internet superstars, like Charli D'Amelio, Khaby Lame and Addison Rae. For the majority of us using the platform however, we're just trying to navigate our way around all of the latest slang words and abbreviations floating around on there.
One that's got users of the site stumped of late is the letters 'W' and 'L.'
Not too long ago, it was the letters '[AS]' being used in videos which had got some puzzled. This time, it's literally either a letter 'W' or 'L' which is something of a mystery.
There's also the 'BBL' meaning, which we explained in another article.
When a fellow TikTok user comments with a 'W,' or somebody uses it in a video, it usually means 'Win' as in that TikToker is winning at life, an argument or just in a good mood.
In comparison, there's 'L', which TIkTok users write to signal they're a 'Loser' or 'Losing' at something - life, an argument, or just feeling fed up or down.
Here's an example below from TikTok user @erocdog, a skateboarding dog with more than 1 million followers.
"Doubles with @tonyhawk #rideit #erocdog #tonyhawk #petsoftiktok #uksports #uk #fyp #dog #love #london #legend #r #a #w #skate #life #beyourself #live" he wrote. He certainly was winning too if he was riding with Tony Hawk!
On the other hand, here's an example of #L being used on TikTok.
TikTok user @samanthayve, who has more than 4 million followers, posted a make-up video which went wrong, earning it a #L hashtag.
'W' and 'L' aren't limited to TikTok either. This person has used it on Twitter.
Awful game @TexasMBB pathetic. 22 turnovers. #L #Ashamed
- JR Smith Burner (@theuserguy1) March 21, 2021
"Awful game @TexasMBB pathetic. 22 turnovers. #L #Ashamed," they wrote.
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