What does BWI stand for in text and chat messages?

But what if

In text and chat messages, BWI stands for "but what if." People use this acronym when suggesting alternatives to a plan, idea, or other notion.

For example, if you suggest that you and your SO go out for Chinese food, your SO may respond with "BWI we order in a pizza instead?" This means your SO wants you to consider (and likely accept) an alternative to your evening dinner plans.


I say we go get ice cream after the game
Maybe, bwi we went home and watched a movie instead?
Lame. Let's go out!

A woman who is about to send BWI

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Updated March 1, 2023

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