What does OTE mean?

Over the edge

If you find someone stepping out of line in terms of their behavior or comments, that’s when the term OTE (over the edge) comes into play. For instance, if someone posts an offensive remark on your Instagram post, you can respond with, “That’s OTE, buddy.”

You will frequently encounter OTE in digital spaces, particularly on social media platforms, online forums, and chat messages in situations where someone feels offended. If you’re someone who enjoys pushing the limits, like internet trolls or griefers, you might come across this term more often.

But even if your intention is to keep things light and not to upset anyone, you might unintentionally cross someone’s boundary, leading to an OTE situation. This is because what may seem like a harmless joke to you could be perceived as offensive by someone else. It’s all about understanding and respecting other people’s boundaries.

Example for using ‘OTE’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that comment on my post?

Yeah, it was OTE! They really crossed the line.

I know, right? I can’t believe they would say something like that.

Some people just enjoy pushing boundaries online.