Examples of SB
Examples of SB
Where does SB come from?
Appearing on Urban Dictionary in 2017, SB was born on Snapchat, the popular social media platform that launched in 2011. On the platform, users send snaps (short videos or photos) to one or more users. Not to be confused with a style of baseball hats, a snapback emerged as slang for a snap sent in response.
Younger Snapchatters will offer a TBH (to be honest) in exchange for an SB. This means if you snapback, the user will respond by divulging what they think about you, usually in the form of a self-esteem boosting compliment.
— 👻mookërs👻 (@that_funnygirl4) July 8, 2017
Snapchat itself encourages snapbacks through it Snapstreak feature. If you and another user respond to each other’s snaps within 24 hours over the course of 3 days, you are on a Snapstreak. Next to your fellow messenger’s name, you’ll see the fire emoji 🔥 along with the number of days the streak has been going on. This incentivizes many users to keep the run alive through snapbacks.
In the world of sneakers, we should briefly note, the acronym SB is used by Nike for their Nike SB line of shoes, where it’s been short for skateboarding since 2002.
And to really cover our tight ends: in sports talk, SB can also stand for Super Bowl.
Game of the year. Might be better than the SB tbh.
— kung fu kevin (@kungfukevin8) November 20, 2018
Who uses SB?
Given that the act of doing a snapback is specific to Snapchat, it’s perhaps not that surprising that SB is primarily found on the social media platform. Some people, however, aren’t huge fans of the sb for a tbh culture, finding it vain and attention-seeking, and post their opinions about it on other social media platforms.
me: *does nothing*
6th grader’s snapchat: OMG 😃😃💕💕😜😜 SB an EMOJI for a TBH!! 🤣🤣🤣 TBH megan you are SO nice and CUTE! 😄😄😀😀😀 AND PRETTY!! ❤️❤️❤️😛😛😛😘😘 ILY 🤣🤣
— spooky trash (@trash_spooky) September 9, 2018
god fuck people on snapchat like "sb for tbh" lol yea dude snap me back so i can fake my opinion on u and make u feel good but when shit gets real ur trash ill throw away haha yes!
— ethan!! (@braindeadidiot) January 6, 2018
If you post on snapchat some shit like "sb for tbh" please reassess your whole life
— ali (@AliMaolud) October 31, 2017