The short term SMH has its use across the world but wide use of this term is seen on the social media websites and chat rooms. The questions that often click our brain about this term are
- What is meaning of SMH?
- Who does emerge it?
- How do you use it?
SMH is term that has emerged on internet promptly with meaning of “Shake My Head” or “Shaking My Head”. It is used to express disappointment when there is obvious threat of ignorance or unawareness.
In daily life its application is possible in circumstances where you can only shake your head instead of verbal communication. You might show your expression by blinking your eyes at unexpected conversation. If you come across the same situation on internet, you will hopefully utilize SMH without typing more than three letters.
The people who operate the SMH have knowledge about its utilization according the situation they are facing. They never make its use blindly.
It is obvious SMH is a simple term but its origin and manoevure always has main concern.
Etymology of SMH (Shake My Head)
In 2004 SMH was become part of Ubran Dictionary from unknown source having identical meaning to the term used in the current era. The phrase “faceplam” has matching age with SMH on internet. Both were added in the dictionary in the same month.
Like “faceplam” SMH travelled the journey of popularity and slowly it made its place in the common vernacular. It made it’s prominent house in memes and reaction GIFs. Finally it touches the pinnacle of popularity in early 2010 on social networks Facebook and Tumbler.
Decline of SMH is because of integration of GIF like GIPHY and Gfycat into social network websites, messengers and smart phone texting system. No doubt SMH also assist in communication on web tools but it is less efficient than the GIF that has ability to communicate complex feelings that are out of scope of language.
USE of SMH (Shake My Head)
There is no restriction and boundary on the use of SMH. There are not too many rules that one has to abide by in its application. You should understand the exact situation and feeling for which a phrase is designed. You can use it for grief, joke and for any circumstances on which you shake your head in real life.
There are not too many grammatical boundaries on the work of SMH. You can do it’s optimize use at the start, middle or end of the sentence. You are given option to ply word on your own for situation of shaking your head in real life.
For advance and clear communication you can use animated GIFs to communicate SMH without pronouncing it. You have option of two tools GIPHY or Gyfcat to search animation that you have intention to use it on social network websites or on your smart phone texting system.
If you feel any complication for application of SMH on internet, it is time to learn some common jargon trends and jokes.