Ahh, Stan Twitter. It takes a special group of people to know what that is. For those of you who don’t, stan Twitter is basically a community on Twitter that posts about music, celebrities, movies, TV shows, etc. way more than the average person. They will defend their faves until the end of time and never stop supporting them.
Although Stan Twitter can be a bit toxic, it is usually a lot of fun. You get to meet people who love the same things you do and a lot of them become lifelong friends.
However, if you aren’t a part of Stan Twitter and someone says or texts you a word or phrase you don’t understand, here is our guide to communicating with them.
Read on for the top 5 words / phrases you will only understand if you have Stan Twitter.
A lot of times the phrase is “Wig is snatched” or just simply “wig.” Basically, what this means is something was so exciting or shocking that your wig has flown off. It originated in the drag culture of the black LGBTQ+ community and made it’s way over to Twitter. Originally, it was “Wig: flew.” You are so shook, you’re wig is gone!
Usually, the phrases are “we stan,” “we have no choice but to stan,” or “we have decided to stan forever.” Basically, stan is an obsessive fan, but when you use it in any of the phrases used above it means that you should probably replace the word with support, or agree with, stand up for. It can be used as a compliment.
Have you ever heard of indirect or sub-tweeting? This is kind of the same thing. “Oomf” means “one of my followers/friends.” People will usually post it when someone that follows them said something dumb or something they don’t agree with. It is a good way to mention someone without directly naming them.
This may be the most common and well-known phrase outside of stan Twitter. The most common phrases are “Spill the tea, sis,” “Teaaaa” or “Tea.” It simply means gossip or telling the truth, like you are revealing a juicy secret. Someone may post a cryptic tweet hinting towards gossip and someone might reply with, “spill the tea, sis.” For example, if someone tweets, “I just met Katy Perry,” someone might reply with the phrase in order to find out more.
We can’t help but think of Schmidt from “New Girl” screaming ‘Youths’ when we hear this. Locals are basically the people who don’t know much about the subject but comment on it anyway. They’re very bland and like anything mainstream, like just the singles of an artist’s album and not listen to the rest of it. Also, they probably do not have a stan Twitter account and don’t know that we are talking about them at this very moment.
Are you on stan Twitter? What words did we miss?