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21 Words That Meant Something Completely Different In 2006

"Eggplant."

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1. Thirst

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What it used to mean: The need to drink something.

What it means now: When you're desperate for something — e.g., a hot rugby player.

2. Eggplant

What it used to mean: A purple vegetable, used often for cooking.What it means now: A penis represented by an emoji.
Apple

What it used to mean: A purple vegetable, used often for cooking.

What it means now: A penis represented by an emoji.

3. Uber

NBC

What it used to mean: To an extreme or excessive degree.

What it means now: An easy way to get to your friend's house party, using a car service.

4. Peach

What it used to mean: A sweet fruit. What it means now: An emoji representing an ass or a vagina. It's quite versatile.
Apple

What it used to mean: A sweet fruit.

What it means now: An emoji representing an ass or a vagina. It's quite versatile.

5. Ghost

Paramount Pictures

What it used to mean: An apparition of a deceased person.

What it means now: The act of never speaking again to someone you were romantically interested in.

6. Catfish

MTV

What it used to mean: A fish with whiskers.

What it means now: A person who pretends to be someone else online.

7. Ship

CW

What it used to mean: A transportation device used in water.

What it means now: The act of longingly wishing that two people were in a romantic relationship together.

8. Dead

FOX

What it used to mean: Someone who is no longer alive.

What it means now: Someone who is being extra dramatic for effect. Example: "Oh my god, that text you sent was so funny, I am literally dead."

9. Mom

FOX

What it used to mean: A maternal figure in someone's life.

What it means now: A female figure you idolize; someone you'd like to be when you grow up. See: Kylie Jenner.

10. K

PBS

What it used to mean: A letter before L and after J.

What it means now: A way to literally kill a text conversation.

11. Gram

E!

What it used to mean: A unit of measurement.

What it means now: A reason to take a bangin' selfie. "Let's 'gram this!"

12. Dad

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What it used to mean: A paternal figure in someone's life.

What it means now: A male you want to have sexual relations with who is not at all related to you.

13. Snap

LOGO

What it used to mean: To cause something to break suddenly.

What it means now: Taking a photo using Snapchat.

14. Bay/Bae

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What it used to mean: A body of water where the land curves inward.

What it means now: A name for someone you are infatuated with on a romantic level.

15. TBT

What it used to mean: Two letters in the alphabet.What it means now: Throwback Thursday, aka a way to post that one flattering photo of yourself from two weeks ago on Instagram.
Taylor Swift / Via instagram.com

What it used to mean: Two letters in the alphabet.

What it means now: Throwback Thursday, aka a way to post that one flattering photo of yourself from two weeks ago on Instagram.

16. Basic

LOGO

What it used to mean: The most important part of something.

What it means now: Something or someone that is uninteresting and unoriginal.

17. Tweet

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What it used to mean: The chirp of a small bird.

What it means now: A Twitter post limited to 140 characters. So, basically human chirps.

18. Timeline

MTV

What it used to mean: A visual representation of the passage of time.

What it means now: The story of your life as told by your Facebook profile.

19. Tag

Dimension Films

What it used to mean: A game in which players chase and try to "tag" one another.

What it means now: When you're labeled on a photo you probably want NO ONE to see.

20. Thought/THOT

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What it used to mean: The action of thinking.

What it means now: That hoe over there.

21. Follow

Via usherwordz.tumblr.com

What it used to mean: To come after in time or order.

What it means now: To make a pledge to care about someone's tweets.

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