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40 Everyday Slang Words That Were Invented Online

Best Lists Logo By Emerald Catron of Best Lists | Slide 1 of 41: The internet has undeniably changed the way we live, from Amazon getting us our packages overnight to social media giving us a welcome distraction from the doldrums of the workweek. And considering that 77 percent of Americans go online every day, with a quarter of that number claiming to be online “almost constantly,” it’s no wonder the influence of the internet has crept into our vernacular, as well.In fact, you might be speaking in internet speak and not even realize it. The spread of internet slang is so pervasive that many of the words we use every day were actually once internet lingo. We’ve rounded up 40 slang words that were invented online, from fail to FOMO. And if you want some slang that hasn’t had the same sticking power, check out 20 Slang Words From the 1980s No One Uses Anymore.

40 Everyday Slang Words That Were Invented Online

The internet has undeniably changed the way we live, from Amazon getting us our packages overnight to social media giving us a welcome distraction from the doldrums of the workweek. And considering that 77 percent of Americans go online every day, with a quarter of that number claiming to be online “almost constantly,” it’s no wonder the influence of the internet has crept into our vernacular, as well.

In fact, you might be speaking in internet speak and not even realize it. The spread of internet slang is so pervasive that many of the words we use every day were actually once internet lingo. We’ve rounded up 40 slang words that were invented online, from fail to FOMO. And if you want some slang that hasn’t had the same sticking power, check out 20 Slang Words From the 1980s No One Uses Anymore.

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