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What does Pu mean on Snapchat?

EVER seen someone use the phrase “pu” on Snapchat and wondered what that meant? You are not the only one.

Here’s a look at one of the most popular acronyms used on social media today.

The phrase is popular among Snapchat users

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The phrase is popular among Snapchat usersCredit: Alamy

What does Pu mean?

The term “pu” is an acronym for “pop up”.

It’s commonly used on Snapchat when that person wants you or someone else to message them.

For example, someone might post “So bored, y’all pooh!”

A literal translation would be “Get on Snapchat and text me”.

Where does PU come from?

The phrase started on Snapchat.

The words “popup” come from the way notifications typically appear on phone screens.

When someone sends a message via social media, the message appears on the recipient’s screen.

What other abbreviations are used on social media?

LOL – “Laugh out loud” or “lots of love” for the older ages is certainly one of the most common abbreviations.

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Interestingly, its former meaning in laughter volume can vary depending on the number of Os you use.

LMAO – “Laugh my ass off” is pretty self-explanatory and an extremely popular abbreviation when it comes to showing amusement.

It could be argued that LMAO displays a higher level of humor than LOL, and its ability to adapt to LMFAO shows greater flexibility in meaning (you can guess what the F stands for).

YOLO – An acronym that makes many people cringe slightly – “you only live once” looks pretty well placed at an American sorority party surrounded by red plastic cups.

Use it at the local pub on a Friday night, however, and you’ll get a slightly frostier reception.

ASAP – this one is quite well known. That one would even consider abbreviating “as soon as possible” to ASAP is a very good indication of the little time available to its creator.

FML – this abbreviation stands for “F**k my life”. It works well when someone is completely out of ideas and needs some self-pity – which is probably quite common in 2020.

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