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.
“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.