It’s been more than a year since Esquire Magazine published a piece called, “What the Hell is Up with ‘Bae’?”  Author Natasha Zarinsky “embarked on a small informational quest to find out just why all the kids are calling their kid boyfriends and girlfriends ‘bae,'” and concluded, “I’m still not sure if I know.”

We don’t know either, but what we do know is that the pro-Bernie Sanders hashtag #FeelTheBern is feeling the pressure from — dare we say it? — #BernieIsBae. It seems a bit strange for a slang word used mostly by rappers and lovesick kids in their teens to suddenly apply to a 74-year-old man, but here we are.

https://twitter.com/clayjohanson/status/643232218635182081

https://twitter.com/Pros_Over_Cons/status/643194961463222272

“Enter Sandman”? That’s the one that ought to catch on, complete with Metallica played at stun volume as Sanders takes the stage at rallies.

How about #BenIsBae? No, that really sounds stupid.

Reality check:

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