1. What does TSS stand for in forums and chat?

Toxic Shock Syndrome

In forums and online chat, TSS sometimes stands for "Toxic Shock Syndrome." This medical condition results from bacterial infections, and it can cause life-threatening symptoms such as a sudden fever, low blood pressure, vomiting, and seizures.

However, when people use TSS online, they are often using it dramatically, to say that some terrible opinion or piece of media "gave them TSS." This means the referenced thing is nauseatingly bad, and the person thinks considering it for even a moment longer might kill them.


The Rise of Skywalker gave me TSS; I had to turn it off before I threw up

TMW a franchise you used to love gives you TSS

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Updated February 9, 2023
2. What does TSS stand for?

This stuff sucks


TSS stands for "this stuff sucks" (or a more explicit phrase that means the same thing). You're most likely to encounter this acronym while discussing something terrible with a co-worker or friend.

For example, if your boss recently instituted mandatory overtime, your BFAW may send you a chat message that reads "Mandatory overtime? TSS." As you might expect, this means your co-worker is not happy about having to work overtime.


TSS, I liked it better when Culver's had Pepsi

A man who is about to send TSS

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Updated February 7, 2023

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