What does YHBT stand for?

You have been trolled

Ever been pranked by an internet troll? Most of us have been, and the phrase they use to gloat over their victory is YHBT. This acronym, YHBT, is what they say once they’ve managed to pull off their trick.

So, what’s a troll? It’s not a mythical creature in this context. A troll is someone who intentionally posts false, negative, and inflammatory comments in chat rooms or online forums. Their aim? To provoke reactions and stir up trouble. It’s basically online mischief-making.

Now, let’s get back to YHBT. This acronym stands for “You Have Been Trolled”. It’s a way for trolls to announce their success, to say “Gotcha!”. It’s their way of saying they’ve successfully tricked you into responding to their fabricated, provocative remarks.

So, next time when you see YHBT, you know what it means. You’ve been pranked by an internet troll. Remember, the best response is often no response at all. Don’t feed the trolls.

Example for using ‘YHBT’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that comment on the forum?

Yeah, someone said they found a unicorn in their backyard. πŸ¦„

Haha, seriously? That’s so fake. YHBT! πŸ˜‚

I know, right? People will believe anything these days. πŸ™„