What does SALS stand for?

Ship and let sail

When fans, especially of fictional content, use the term SALS, they’re referring to the phrase “ship and let sail”. This is a philosophy held by many fans that suggests everyone should have the freedom to support or ship any fictional relationships they fancy.

On the flip side, there are those who are known as anti-shippers or simply antis. These are fans who are much more vocal and assertive in their beliefs and often think that some ships are unacceptable or outright wrong.

These adamant superfans frequently voice their criticisms of other fans’ One True Pairings (OTPs) on platforms like social media and various online forums. They usually find it difficult to simply SALS or let others enjoy their preferred ships in peace.

Example for using ‘SALS’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen the latest episode of our favorite show? πŸ˜„

Yes, I have! Did you notice how they hinted at a possible romance between Character A and Character B? 😍

Totally! I ship them so hard! They have such great chemistry! 🚒❀️

Me too! It’s so exciting to see their relationship develop. SALS, my friend! Ship and let sail! πŸ™Œβ›΅οΈ