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What Does BYTM Mean?BYTM means "Better You Than Me." The abbreviation BYTM is a way of saying "I'm glad it's you doing that and not me" and is most commonly used when someone tells you they are facing an unpleasant task or situation. BYTM is the US version. In the UK, it tends to be said as "Rather you than me."
Image for BYTMWhen I write BYTM, I mean this: BYTM means you're glad it's someone else, not you, in a situation.
Summary of Key Points"Better You Than Me" is the most common definition for BYTM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Examples of BYTM in SentencesHere are examples of BYTM being used in conversations:
- Sandra: I'm just off to hospital to have my wisdom teeth out.
- Marcie: Ouch! BYTM.
- Raz: Mum says I've got to tidy my room before I can go out.
- Lisa: That's so unfair, BYTM.
An Academic Look at BYTMBYTM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Why Tee Em), but as this is harder to say than "Better you than me," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation BYTM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we would just have said "better you than me" instead of BYTM.
Example of BYTM Used in a Text
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