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AIBU to hate the word Bae ?

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myusernameisusername Mon 18-May-15 00:06:19

Apart from it meaning poop in dutch nothing else has appeared online about this presumably made up word wjy do people make up words. and why does it make me see angry whenever i see it grin

GlitterTwinkleToes Mon 18-May-15 00:14:01

DH says this to wind me up cuntangry
People sound like pissed sheep saying it

AlpacaMyBags Mon 18-May-15 00:14:41

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Allinson2014 Mon 18-May-15 00:15:14

YANBU at all!

MagentaVitus Mon 18-May-15 00:15:23

Teenagers/pop culture has always made up words. Don't like it, don't use it!

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 18-May-15 00:16:32

I've seen it being used but I have no idea what it means.

juneybean Mon 18-May-15 00:16:54

Yanbu! It's the same amount of syllables as babe. I don't get it?!

Anniegetyourgun Mon 18-May-15 00:18:45

It's "babe" for people who are too lazy to type a whole four letters. There's another thread somewhere that claims it stands for something, but I bet the acronym was invented after the word was already in use just so it didn't sound quite so pathetic. In this it failed.

myusernameisusername Mon 18-May-15 00:20:31

Wow. a word worse than babe that actually sounds and means something much worse grin this generation of teens has outdone themselves

hobNong Mon 18-May-15 00:21:59

Yanbu op.

Bambambini Mon 18-May-15 00:26:31

YABU and sound old! Like me! Don't know what it means but it obviously sounds cool to diss it on Mn!

browniebear Mon 18-May-15 00:53:12

I think it stands for Before Anyone Else

CarlPoppaJaJiggyJarJardoo Mon 18-May-15 01:03:49

Yes it doesn't mean babe,it stands for before anyone else.I agree it is annoying though.

SycamoreMum Mon 18-May-15 01:17:18

Its a American word that somehow (fucking annoyingly) drifted over here. It means like boyfriend/girlfriend. Its used a lot in hiphop culture/followings.

Stupid word.hmm

SycamoreMum Mon 18-May-15 01:18:15

Its a American word that somehow (fucking annoyingly) drifted over here. It means like boyfriend/girlfriend. Its used a lot in hiphop culture/followings.

Stupid word.hmm

nochurniscream Mon 18-May-15 01:24:49

It doesn't mean babe or boyf/girlf

As explained above it means Before Anyone Else

It's not a word I would use but language changes and evolves all the time and I think that's great

I do wonder though if anyone hated the word bandit when Shakespeare invented it... Or bedazzled. Or watchdog. Or any of the others...

Rainbunny Mon 18-May-15 01:27:54

I've been in the States for 15 years and never heard this before! Obviously not hanging around the cool people. I thought you were talking about a British Aerospace company (BAE Systems).

nochurniscream Mon 18-May-15 01:28:35

ps all words are 'made up'

WalterMittyish Mon 18-May-15 01:45:11

I've genuinely not come across this in general usage (though I don't have much contact with teenagers).

In what context would you use 'Before Anyone Else' in a sentence? Is this to do with queuing, i.e. 'Hey, queue-jumper, I was BAE, and it's just not British to push in!'

LemonySmithit Mon 18-May-15 06:17:58

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imwithspud Mon 18-May-15 06:29:27

YANBU, it's an annoying word. Up there with the likes of 'totes' 'amazeballs' and 'emosh', bleurgh. Grown adults saying it make me cringe.

Bibasbottom Mon 18-May-15 06:32:01

It means Before Anyone Else and I think originated with a 'viner ' called Cameron Dallas who uses the catch phrase; You got a bae or nah.

Teenagers daughters? Yep!

VixxFace Mon 18-May-15 06:41:20

It's before anyone else. Nothing to do with babe. I find the word embarrassing.

VixxFace Mon 18-May-15 06:41:42

But that's because I'm old and past it (29)

TranquilityofSolitude Mon 18-May-15 06:44:15


My teenage DDs use it all the time, mostly to annoy me, I suspect. It tends to go hand-in-hand with"ILY" which means "I love you" but they pronounce as "illy". Typical conversation goes like this:
Me: "I've been to the supermarket. I bought crisps."

Tempted not to buy crisps ever again...

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