What Does the Text Symbol BC Mean?

Although the term BC can imply a variety of things, it most frequently refers to the word “because” in text language. BC can also be used to refer to “birth control” or “be careful,” among other things.

BC could also be referring to less plausible terms like base camp, Bill Clinton, Boston Common, and beauty pageant. The way that chat and Internet language is utilised mostly relies on the situation.

ASL, which is a question inquiring for a person’s age, sex, and location; IDK; AFAIK; TBH; and SMH are further common Internet and chat acronyms. Typically, the abbreviations IDK, AFAIK, TBH, and SMH stand for “I don’t know,” “as far as I know,” “to be honest,” and “shaking my head,” respectively. Some text shortcuts have become less popular since the invention of smartphones, although BC and IDK are still regularly used in conversations and texts.

Generally speaking, “Before Christ” is what is meant when the initials BC are combined, especially following a date. The period of history prior to the birth of Christ is referred to as “before Christ” in the Christian calendar. Before Christ has become less popular in recent years in favour of BCE, which stands for “Before Common Era.”

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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