This Trump Supporter Dictionary Will Help You Better Understand His Troll Army
There's no denying the internet has evolved over the last couple of years.
This is primarily due to the fact an army of Trump-supporting trolls have seemingly taken over social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. Of course, there are also pro-Hillary trolls combatting their existence.
Perhaps the only difference between the two factions is Trump's troll army has its own lingo down pat.
If you've ever gotten into a heated Twitter debate with one of these lovely digital creatures, you're well aware of their coded language.
But what exactly are the different terms and abbreviations used by "Trumpsters" (derogatory term for a Trump supporter), and what does it all mean?
After diving headfirst into a sea of Trump trolls, I think I might have a clue. This Trump supporter dictionary will help you better understand his troll army.
Live-tweet his presidential speeches with a little more knowledge under your belt when the red hat-wearing, anti-CNN pixel monsters come for your highly opinionated ass.
Let's start off slow. "DJT" is obviously an abbreviation for Donald J. Trump.
This particular abbreviation is typically used by a Trump supporter when speaking highly of the president. Let me know when a liberal refers to him as "DJT" instead of the usual "Trump," "Drumpf" or "45."
2. "Fake News"
According to most pro-Trump social media users, "fake news" organizations consist of virtually any outlet that isn't Breitbart or Fox News.
To name a few, a supporter would label CNN, ABC, NBC, the New York Times and others as "fake news."
If a publication has published anything that shines a negative light on their lord and savior, it is considered "fake news."
The term has raised flags since President Trump began using it. This is due to the fact that a similar term, "lügenpresse" ("lying press" in German), was used by Nazis as far back as the 19th century in an effort to discredit mass media.
"Fake news" and "MSM" go hand-in-hand. "MSM" is simply an abbreviation for mainstream media.
As previously stated, a supporter would likely consider news outlets like CNN, ABC, NBC, the New York Times and others to be part of the "MSM."
Supporters typically refrain from digesting news stories from the "MSM" due to a fear of bias against President Trump, despite the proper sourcing and citing of the information released to the public.
This one's self-explanatory (and highly offensive).
The internet can be a cruel place, and while calling someone a "tard" is offensive to most people with an ounce of decency as well as those with disabilities, you'll often see the word "libtard" thrown around to describe a liberal.
"Bigly" always sparks a great debate. Despite the fact President Trump himself has confirmed he is saying "big league," plenty of his supporters use the incorrect version of his famous term by saying "bigly."
In a 2016 interview with Catholic network Eternal Word, Raymond Arroyo asks Trump to confirm whether he is saying "big league" or "bigly." The 70-year-old real estate mogul then clarified,
I use 'big league.'
Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, also confirmed this.
You must first understand the difference between a Trump voter and an internet-based Trump supporter (there's a "YUGE" difference) in order to understand how the term "normie" works.
"Normie" is often used to describe a person who is deeply in touch with mainstream culture. While the term has different meanings to different people, in this sense, it is referring to someone who isn't a cool, purposely out-of-touch hipster on Reddit or 4Chan.
Oh, you're watching reality TV shows, tweeting about how much you hate Trump and listening to that new song by The Chainsmokers? You're a "normie."
Most people who don't spend enough time on the internet aren't sure how to feel about being called a "cuck." That's likely because the definition of it has changed over time.
"Cuck" is short for "cuckold." If you've ever been on a porn site, a "cuckold" is a man, usually white, who enjoys watching his wife have sex with other men (who are usually black).
However, that isn't what a Trump supporter is necessarily trying to label you as when they refer to you as a "cuck." Well, maybe they are... But most of the time, they just don't agree with you, "cuck."
We all know what this means...
If Trump reads this article, you can bet he'll slap one of these at the end of tweet critiquing it. The president is so damn influential, his supporters are now incorporating the use of "Sad!" in their own tweets.
Perhaps the interesting part about this term is that it's interchangeable, meaning it can be used to mock Trump, too. Sad!
Just ask conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren.
These days, the term "snowflake" is typically used to describe a liberal or a Democrat that has been deemed weak-minded, easily "triggered," and flat-out wrong for voicing their own opinion.
However, liberals have used the term to describe Conservatives and Republicans as well. Wherever there is political outrage, you can bet there is someone calling another person a "snowflake."
Back in the 1860s, the term had a different meaning, though. Publishing company Merriam-Webster set out to clear up the confusion, stating,
In Missouri in the early 1860s, a 'snowflake' was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery — the implication of the name being that such people valued white people over black people. This use seems not to have endured.
If you care about most human rights issues, you've probably been labeled an "SJW."
The abbreviation stands for "social justice warrior." Anyone at the recent protests regarding transgender rights, Trump's immigration ban and the overall #RESIST movement would be referred to as an "SJW."
That 140-character limit certainly gets the creativity flowing, huh?
Hmm... Notice how a vast majority of these terms were coined by President Donald Trump himself? Man, that guy is really good at brand marketing.