We’ve all been there: You're forced to Google the latest acronym because you have no idea what the hell everyone is talking about. For some, it was NFSW (not safe for work) or TFW (that feeling when). For others it’s STAN (stalker and fan) or even LYLAS (love you like a sister, a once popular AOL chat term that sneaks back into the zeitgeist just often enough to stump us) — and there are plenty more where that came from.
In an age where it feels like there's a new acronym every time you receive a text, there are still a lot we aren’t sure about. And the second you’re told the truth or decide to finally search it on Urban Dictionary, the moment of clarity is the definition of millennial victory. Luckily, we’re not alone.
One user wrote, “Yo I just found out that 'MUA' women have in their bios stood for "makeup artist". This whole time I thought they were blowing me a kiss.”
One user thought it was a location tag.
And another assumed it stood for “municipal undergarment advisor” — whatever that is.
Our favorite: One Twitter user assumed the shorthand was Manny Gutierrez’s last name (which would be kind of dope).
And there were even more confused and equally-elated Tweeters popping up all morning.
Photographed by Sara Kerens.