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New Teen Slang: Calling Celebs 'Mom'

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 30:  Singer/songwriter Lorde performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Recently, teen pop maven Lorde caused a bit of confusion on Twitter when she retweeted Kim Kardashian's now-infamous butt photo along with the word "mom."

For most (including us), this appeared to be some kind of a diss. Was she implying that moms shouldn't be posing for such scandalous pics? Is "mom" the new way of saying "lame"?

Apparently, it was none of the above.

After the Twitterverse loudly wondered what in the what Lorde was implying, the singer finally jumped in to set the record straight. Her answer? It was actually a compliment, people. So everyone can just calm down.

Allow her latest Tumblr post to explain:

"Omg haha ok so. time to explain this. i retweeted kim’s amazing cover and wrote ‘MOM’, which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means 'adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic' (obviously i love my own mama and she is the best tho) but straight after that i think someone else called out the cover saying kim has no right to look that sexy as she is a mother which is TOTAL trash - why should that stop her?"

Ah, OK then. So this explains a bevy of recent posts seen lately in which teens are retweeting their favorite celebs in the same manner as Lorde, and adding on "mom," adoringly.

It seems a lot of teens out there would like to be adopted.

Whatever you say, youthz!

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