Reactions of social media users towards #sbwl trend

The local slang term slang term, sbwl, started trending on social media as South Africans opened up about the things they desire most in life.

The term, however, left many people confused and ended up asking “what does ‘sbwl’ mean on social media.”

The phrase ‘sbwl’ is a local slang term from the Xhosa language, originating from the word “sabaweli” meaning crave, desire, yearn or want and is normally used for things that one cannot have.

While some social media users kept things light, others got real serious and it was a little heart-breaking to see people talking about things they fear they will never have.

People started sharing their desires and dreams using the hashtag #sbwl on Twitter.

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