What does BST stand for?

But seriously though

When you spot BST in a message, it stands for But Seriously Though. This slang is commonly used when someone wants to steer the conversation back to a more serious tone after a joke or light-hearted moment.

Imagine a scenario where you’re having a serious chat with your buddy, Mike. Suddenly, Mike lightens the mood with a funny one-liner, but he wants to get back to the serious talk. He might use BST to indicate that he’s sharing his genuine thoughts again.

Quite often, you may notice BST being used together with JK, which means ‘Just Kidding’. This pairing is used to clearly state that the previous comment was meant as a joke, and now it’s time to return to the serious discussion.

Example for using ‘BST’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about that new movie coming out?

Yeah, I did. The trailer looks amazing!

BST, though. I heard the plot is actually pretty weak.

Really? I thought it would be good based on the trailer.