At this point the internet is so full of its own acronyms that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of what anything means anymore. While some acronyms on one app mean a certain thing, on another social media app they may mean quite another thing. Aside from acronyms, even emojis have different meanings, based on where they are used! We’ll cover what BMS means in this article, and how you can use it.
What is BMS?
BMS is an acronym for ‘Broke My Scale.’ Now we know what you think, but that’s not an indication of how fat somebody is. BMS is used by somebody in relation to a scale, and usually implies beauty. The BMS acronym is used quite universally and is not restricted to any particular social media application.
BMS is a cool, out-of-the-box response to a person who is requesting a rating. Instead of conforming to a typical scale of 1 to 10, BMS is used to express that the content can simply not be rated as it is much higher than the maximum.
How is BMS used
BMS or ‘Broke My Scale’ is used in a very specific set of conditions. BMS is a positive acronym that is used to indicate a person’s beauty. The acronym can be used instead of the traditional ‘very pretty’, ‘gorgeous’, etc.
BMS is used to address a person who asks you (or others) to rate them. They would usually say something along the lines of ‘Rate me on a 1 to 10 scale.’ Although the rating scale has been clearly stated, you can use an out-of-the-box response and respond with ‘BMS.’ This indicates the person looks so good they have broken your beauty measurement scale. It might sound corny but it’s better than the ‘beautiful’ and ‘wonderful’ sea.
Any social media platform can use BMS as a reply. Because it is an acronym its use is usually limited to virtual interactions. But if you want to go ahead and try to tell a person who are we supposed to stop you!
Origin of BMS
Where this acronym originated is hard to pinpoint, but a number of users believe it may actually have originated on Snapchat. It is common knowledge that Snapchat was originally used for sexting. The app that became famous by its disappearing photos seems to have been the first to see the use of the term BMS.
Users were able to post stories or send snaps and ask others to rate them. BMS may have been used as a response, rather than conforming to the traditional scale. There’s no way of clarifying that, of course.
How to use BMS
BMS, as already mentioned, is used almost exclusively on virtual interactions. However, it’s usually used on social media apps, which doesn’t limit its scope. The acronym can be used in any app you like, based on where you answer the question. Although there are no actual stickers or GIFS embodying the acronym, users have developed innovative ways to express BMS.
Snapchat is the land of photos that have disappeared so it’s understandable why an acronym like BMS could have originated here. You can answer the story of a person where they ask people to rate them, by simply swiping the story up.
Tap the stickers button and search for BMS. You should see related Snapchat Cameos that you can send to give it a personal touch.
Since Instagram has no Cameos or related stickers, you’re left with a text-only response. You can answer a person’s Instagram story directly by swiping it on. The message will be forwarded to the account of that person as a DM.
Simply Swipe up and type out the acronym on a story asking for a rating.
You can use the BMS acronym in the comment section, as Facebook leans more towards static posts. You can use the BMS acronym in a comment on a new post, or even a new image of the Facebook profile. Essentially wherever you see somebody asking you to rate how they look.
Is BMS offensive?
Well, really not. BMS can only be used in reference to when someone specifically asks others to rate their appearance. It is understandable if used out of context that it may be construed as unwanted attention. But the acronym is simply a positive way to compliment somebody. If you were sent a photo and asked to rate it, BMS can be used in text messaging too.
Since there’s no negative connotation to the term, when used online, BMS is not offensive. It’s just another way to say “beautiful,” or “beautiful.”
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