One of the most fun aspects of TikTok is how fast new trends can take hold. However, this can also be quite confusing, especially if you don’t use the app every day.

TikTok has become a huge hit in recent years, especially among teenagers. The short video-sharing app allows users to create their own music videos and share them with friends.

Recently, content creators have been captioning their videos with ‘AS’. This mysterious trend has left many users scratching their heads, wondering what on earth it means.

To find out what AS means on TikTok, take a look at the article below. Once you’ve finished, you’ll be hopping on this creative trend in no time!

What Does AS Stand For?

‘AS’ has been popping up all over TikTok. It has been featured in users’ videos, captions, and as a hashtag… but what does it actually stand for?

Well, ‘AS’ stands for Adult Swim. If you’re old enough to remember, [adult swim] or [AS] used to follow bumpers or bumps that were played before adverts. These bumpers were very abstract and simple.

For instance, they often featured people swimming in a lake or an image of an old car. TikTok users now use their creativity (as always) to make their own bumpers.

The videos tend to focus on a random location and potentially feature a person walking into or out of the frame. They may also be going about their day-to-day business without ever noticing the camera.

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What Is Adult Swim?

Adult Swim is a television channel created by Turner Broadcasting System. Launched in 2001, it’s aimed at adults aged 18+ who like cartoons, anime, sci-fi, comedy, drama, etc.

The channel features shows such as Rick and Morty, Black Dynamite, The Boondocks, Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, and more.

The channel is known for being dark, quirky, and hilarious. It’s definitely not for kids, so we recommend watching it when you’re older.

What Is The Adult Swim TikTok Trend Song?

Generally, when users create videos within the Adult Swim trend, they use the same sound. This sound was self-produced by user @supvano who sampled BADBADNOTGOOD’s ‘Time Moves Slow’.

It was @supvano’s Adult Swim video that first went viral. However, other users have branched out and used a number of different sounds to accompany their Adult Swim spin-off videos.

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Does Adult Swim Know About The Trend?

You might wonder, considering how fast this trend has spread, if Adult Swim is aware of the trend, and if they are, how have they reacted to it?

Well, Adult Swim took to the TikTok platform to give their fans a message. It read “We’ve been talking to you like this for a long time… It’s nice to see you talking back to us. Let’s keep it going”.

Cute, right?

In addition to the AS trend, it seems as though there are hundreds of other mysterious trends and words circulating TikTok at one time. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

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What Does ‘Fold’ Mean On TikTok?

To fold something usually means to bend something over upon itself. However, the term takes on a slightly different meaning when used on TikTok.

The term ‘fold’ is used on TikTok to describe when a content creator is feeling annoyed, disrespected, or surprised by something. This might be a comment, an interaction, or a situation on the app.

The use of the term on TikTok does somewhat refer to the original meaning of fold. When a creator is feeling that way, they react by “suddenly folding their bodies in half”.

The best way to understand this term is to think of it as the instant reaction to someone or something that makes a creator feel uncomfortable or annoyed. It adds humor to an awkward interaction.

We know… it sounds a little dramatic, but at the end of the day, this is TikTok! If you can’t be excessively dramatic on TikTok, then where can you be?

What Does ‘Mid’ Mean On TikTok?

Whilst scrolling through TikTok, you’ve likely thought to yourself, why on earth is everything being described as ‘mid’? Am I ‘mid’? Who is ‘mid’? Should I be insulted if someone calls me ‘mid’?

According to Urban Dictionary, the term ‘mid’ is used to insult an opposing opinion, due to its average nature or poor quality. Essentially, it is a way of calling someone or something mediocre.

So, yes… you should be insulted! However, thanks to the sense of humor of TikTok users, the word has actually taken on a more mild and comical nature.

For instance, blue face masks have been described as ‘mid’ in comparison to sleek, black face masks. Similarly, users have argued that the Midwest gets its name from the fact that it is ‘mid’.

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What Does ‘Simp’ Mean On TikTok?

The term ‘simp’ began trending on TikTok thanks to user Marco Borghi. In colloquial terms, a ‘simp’ is a boy or man who tries ‘too hard’ with women and receives little or no romantic return.

The term ‘simping’ then describes the act of attempting to impress a woman by doing things for her that you otherwise would have absolutely no interest in doing.

The term has jovial and light-hearted intentions. However, it can have quite offensive connotations, because it has historically been used as a derivation of the word ‘simpleton’.

Additionally, some explanations of the term state that it is an acronym for inherently sexist and objectifying statements. As such, calling someone a simp can be very offensive.

Although, many women on TikTok have successfully appropriated the term ‘simp’. Many now use it to celebrate their boyfriends’ devotion and attention.


We hope that this article has helped you get to grips with some of the current language and trends on TikTok. Be sure to head over to the app and try to make your very own Adult Swim bumper!

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