Urban Slang – What Does BSTL Mean?
BSTL or "Bam said the Lady" is a phrase first coined by Canadian actor Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Mr. Fillion first said the phrase on his current TV series "Castle" during the episode titled "A Chill goes Through Her Veins", and has since used it on the online computer game "Halo 3". his campaign on Twitter has led to the phrase spreading through cyberspace with surprising rapidity.
Fillion has recently started 2 catch phrases and posted them to his Twitter account in an attempt to make them popular. This shows the power of Twitter, as the phrases he has penned are now popular search terms on Google; a search for "BSTL" returning over 27000 results. the top results and a majority of the rest relate directly to the term. the reason Mr Fillion has done this is not immediately clear – he seems to have done it just because he can – but with over 107,000 followers it comes as no surprise the phrases he writes attain such widespread and rapid popularity.
What does the term actually mean? the phrase itself is an expression used as a primarily positive interjection to support prior statements. here is it's meaning as Fillion describes it on his Twitter page; "Bam, said the lady means, there you go, Done and… scene. look at that! Holy Smoke! Slam dunk. I'm finished. C'est tout".
An example would be "I just found a $20 note under my pillow, used all my letters in Scrabble and rescued a cute kitten from a tree. BSTL". the term can also be found on the Urban Dictionary website, the repository for all modern and often amusing slang terms.
In conclusion I think we should all fully support these experiments, as they take the development of our language forward. with the advent of cyberspace and mobile texting you could say language now evolves on a daily basis. in my opinion, this can only be a good thing. BSTL!