WYM is a lesser-known acronym, but one that thankfully just shortens words and doesn’t have much of a risk to offend someone. WYM stands for “watch your mouth” – a way to chastise someone who is swearing or otherwise causing a verbal ruckus. It’s a chance to lighten the tone a bit too by throwing someone off-guard with the acronym and then re-assess what’s going on in the conversation.
So, how would you use WYM in a conversation? It’s actually extremely use through text, but doesn’t work well in actual real-life conversation. Here’s how to use it:
- John: “What the hell, Alex? Why are you so late?”
- Alex: “WYM, John. Be there in a min.”
Again, super easy to use in text conversation, and a quick and easy way to try and lighten the conversational tone.