15 Instagram Hashtags And What They Really Mean

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1. #nofilter

I tried every filter, from Amaro to Kelvin, and yet failed to find one that made my sunset look prettier than anybody else’s.
or:
I actually used three different photo-editing applications that make it LOOK like I didn’t use a filter. Worship me.

2. #instafood

By the time I finished taking this picture and tagging my location, my food was cold and I caught the server out of the corner of their eye shaking their head. Also, I definitely picked this from the menu because it sounded artistic and it tastes horrible.

3. #selfiesunday

The only other thing I did today was to not wear pants and watch Orange is the New Black.

4. #mcm (#mancrushmonday)

I have a boyfriend and you don’t. SUCKKKKA
or:
Here’s a celebrity I think is the bee’s knees. Yeah, I guess I’ll never date him but neither will you.

5. #wcw (#womancrushwednesday)

I have a girlfriend and you don’t. SUCKKKKA
or:
This is my hot best friend. Yes, Jennifer Lawrence and I are best friends. Whether or not I’ve met her is beside the point. She just gets me, OK?

6. #tbt (#throwbackthursday)

This picture is either:
A) Something I didn’t get to post from this week but I still really wanted to;
B) A photo I found on my phone from 2 years ago; or
C) A baby picture I spent three hours digging through, all so you could appreciate how cute I was in overalls with ice cream all over my face.

7. #fbf (#flashbackfriday)

I forgot to post a picture on Throwback Thursday. Silly me!

8. #caturday

Hello, Internet. I’ve brought you a peace offering of pictures of kittens. Have a nice day.

9. #love

“I love lamp.”
“Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?”
“I love lamp.”
—Anchorman

10. #picstich

None of these pictures was great enough to post on its own, so I edited them individually and put them together in this collage. I’d better get more likes for all of that effort.

11. #follow4follow #followme #like4like #follow #tags4likes #ig etc…

I belong in my own special circle of hell.

12. #cute

OMG KITTENS OMG BOYS OMG MY ICE CREAM HOW CUTEEEEEEEEE I CAN’T EVEN RN

13. #potd

My life is so special that every day requires a picture of how great it is. Today I walked my dog, tomorrow I’m getting my nails done, and let’s not forget my daily iced vanilla latte from Starbucks!

14. #bored

The most honest hashtag of them all. Because nothing passes the time like quality edited photos.

15. #happy

Hey, I guess life is good sometimes. Where’s Pharrell when you need him? TC mark

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