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What does this "BASED" Internet slang word mean?
I have done research and have found that this "BASED" slang word was originated from a social media site known as "4chin", if I am correct. I have concluded that this slang is not related at all to its original definitions. In response, I resorted to less civilized sources to test if they had a clearer meaning to this piece of informal language; but the procedure had yielded little to no results, which was to be expected. If I am to ever coexist in an informal vicinity, then I should familiarize myself to their way of communication.
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why don't you google it
Qualimer Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:07pm 
Originally posted by Pro Unturned Player:
why don't you google it
based.
𝕯𝖆𝕾𝖆 Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:07pm 
when you have an opinion and dont give a damn what others think its called "based"
Eel (Banned) Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:09pm 
Originally posted by ma'am this is a grocery store:
Originally posted by Pro Unturned Player:
why don't you google it
based.
Based on what?
When you dont have anything to add just reply with based
=CrimsoN= Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:13pm 
Based and moronpilled
Da Atte Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:38pm 
Originally posted by 𝕎𝔸𝕃𝕋𝔼ℝ:
When you dont have anything to add just reply with based
based
DieegoPeri Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:41pm 
When you have an unpopular opinion, and say it publicly without giving a ♥♥♥♥ about being "cancelled" or being called XYZ.

Basically what the Internet used to be pre-Twitter and pre-Reddit.
=CrimsoN= Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:53pm 
Originally posted by DieegoPeri:
When you have an unpopular opinion, and say it publicly without giving a ♥♥♥♥ about being "cancelled" or being called XYZ.

Basically what the Internet used to be pre-Twitter and pre-Reddit.

No one used the term "based" pre-Twitter or pre-Reddit
Phirestar Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:56pm 
Originally posted by DieegoPeri:
what the Internet used to be pre-Twitter
The good ol’ days.
TheBadHOI4Player Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:58pm 
this thread is not based
Aguker Dec 9, 2020 @ 3:09pm 
based on whom?
STȺTIC Dec 9, 2020 @ 3:20pm 
I thought the origin of based was from that rapper Lil B. Too lazy to actually check.
Naedmi Dec 9, 2020 @ 3:23pm 
It's another 4Chan thing that was adopted by Reddit.
STȺTIC Dec 9, 2020 @ 3:32pm 
I decided to check briefly if it did originate from Lil B... It didn't, it was originally slang for acting like you're on a certain drug, but was reclaimed by Lil B, who started calling himself Based God, and popularized it to mean something like "to carry yourself with swag and not care what people think", and then I guess 4Chan got a hold of it and it spread to become a meaningless thing that people just say.

That was like 5 seconds on google, so maybe there's more to the story, but meh...
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Date Posted: Dec 9, 2020 @ 2:01pm
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