Twitter Confusion: St. Louis Blues Hashtag Looks Gay But Isn't
But one hashtag in particular is causing some confusion between hockey fans and casual tweeters.
Blues fans have abbreviated the cheer "Let's go, Blues!" to "#LGB" on Twitter. (When you only have 140 characters, abbreviating is vital.)
So if you were wondering, this uber fan did not hand-mow the acronym for lesbians, gays and bisexuals into his lawn. By "LGB," he means, "Let's go, Blues!"
So I finally realized #LGB means let's go blues! Not lesbian, gay, bisexual. Lol awk.— Kelsey Martin (@KelsoIsRad) March 27, 2014
So whatever Scottrade was doing to set up Miley's concert tear that shit down and put out rally towels the blues got some work to do! #LGB— Tyrell Beard (@Djrello22) April 16, 2014
Shaving tonight to start a playoff beard for the blues #LGB— rhett gauch (@grhett05) April 17, 2014
Gameday. #LGB— Brandon Klar (@_BJK8_) April 17, 2014
I will have noooo focus all day. All that matters right now is 7 pm #LGB— Alex Wilcox (@alexgwilcox) April 17, 2014
For example, one of St. Louis' most popular hashtags is #stlwx, used to denote a tweet about St. Louis' weather. Instead of searching for the terms "weather" or "rain" or "snow in St. Louis," Tweeters can just type #stlwx into Twitter's search function and see what their neighbors are saying.
Also, major props to this guy for running with the whole #LGB thing.
@rrevoir gotta try everything once man lol, we like to spice it up in the sheets— Michael Dowd (@dowdypop) April 14, 2014
Spice it up, indeed.