Black Twitter Strikes Again with #TimeTitles

Oh, Lawd! Some things should just be left alone.

Time Magazine was probably not expecting these chat backs when they decided to breakdown social lingo such as the word ‘bae” in the article “This is what ‘Bae’ Means” posted in their Living Culture section in response to Pharrell’s latest song “Come Get It Bae.” More than just acknowledging its slang use as a term of endearment, they decided to go into the science of the word’s usage.


Their “short” definition of the word: “Though this word was used in the 1500s to refer to sheep sounds, today bae is used as a term of endearment, often referring to your boyfriend or girlfriend. Or perhaps a prospect who might one day hold such a lofty position.”

But wait, there’s more …

“Others argue that bae is simply a shortened version of babe, which would similarly account for the rare ae juxtaposition…” Um, yeah…argument? There is no argument here.

The writer continues, “Slangsters do love to embrace the “dropped letter” versions of slang words…”  And, I’ll stop there. This reminds us of the time ABC decided to “report” on twerking.

Okay, so you know how this went, right?  Leave it to Twitter to bring laughter to your day. Within minutes, #TimeTitles became a trending topic and you know JET had to get in on the funny and creative to highlight the five best ones:

The #TimeTitles Creator:




YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite tweet? Let us know and share your own #TimeTitles tweet in the comments!