TikTok lingo keeps expanding and a new slang word that needs decoding has surfaced. What does /hj mean on TikTok? Avoid misunderstandings!
Even though TikTok has been around for over a year, it doesn’t fail to bring new things to our attention regularly, including new slang and inside jokes that only users would understand.
The latest teenage argot that has been taking over the app is /hj. Here’s what it means and how to use it just like the cool kids.
What does /hj mean on TikTok?
- The slang “/hj” means “half-joking” on TikTok and indicates that you’re being funny and serious at the same time.
Apart from “/hj,” just “/j” is being used as well on TikTok, and it stands for “joking.”
Millennials are probably thinking who needs “/hj” or “/j” when you can simply use “jk”?
Well, we have moved away from that. Gen Z is setting the rules on TikTok and it’s either their way or the highway.
However, there does seem to be a reason behind the “/hj” web shorthand, and that is to avoid misunderstandings.
Making a funny comment while texting doesn’t always get across that way. Argot like “/hj” or “/j” make it easier for the receiver to understand that you’re being sarcastic and not take the message seriously.
It seems that this form of communication has made its way to TikTok, and it’s popular on other social media platforms, like Twitter and Snapchat.
How to use /hj or /j on Twitter
If you’re thinking of posting a tweet that could be perceived in different ways, adding “/hj”, “/j” or “/s” at the end of it, will indicate that the tweet is meant to be funny.
Understanding what these slang words mean and correctly using them in your sarcastic tweets, will help give out the vibes you want and attract the same ones in return.