Turns Out "Bae" Means Something Entirely Different

We've been using the word "bae" for years now. But how many of us have actually stopped to take a look at the etymology of the word?
At it turns out, our ignorance has served us well. The word "bae," which is usually used to describe someone who comes "before anyone else," has a very different meaning in Danish.
It means poop. To add insult to injury, it means "bye" in Icelandic. Apropos, no?
The real question is whether or not best of bae will update their whole Twitter vibe. That could get NSFW. Or NSFL (not safe for life — you're welcome).
It gives a whole new meaning to this, right?
We'll just stick with emoticons from now on. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

More from Pop Culture


R29 Original Series

Watch Now
A look at the subcultures around the world that color what we wear — and why.
Watch Now
Explore the world's most most vibrant cultural and culinary centers—in 60 seconds, of course.
Watch Now
The craziest trends, most unique treatments, and strangest subcultures in the beauty world.
Watch Now
Millennial survivor-woman Lucie Fink dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time.