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What Does GBNF Mean?GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten) is used as a short homage to acknowledge the contribution of a person who has departed. GBNF is most often used to show respect for a recently deceased person, but it can also be used for a person who has moved away.
Summary of Key Points"Gone But Not Forgotten" is the most common definition for GBNF on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||Gone But Not Forgotten|
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Image for GBNFWhen I write GBNF, I mean this:
GBNF is used as a short homage to acknowledge the contribution of a person who has departed.
Examples of GBNF in SentencesHere are examples of GBNF being used in conversations:
- Person A: Saturday nights won't be the same without old Jack.
- Jordan: GBNF. (Here, GBNF is used for a person who has died.)
- Person A: I feel sad. John joined the Navy yesterday.
- Jordan: GBNF. (Here, GBNF is used for a person who has moved away.)
An Academic Look at GBNFGBNF is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Gee Bee En Eff), but as this is harder to say than "gone but not forgotten," it is not usually spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation GBNF is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "he'll be sorely missed" or "he'll keep a place in our hearts" instead of GBNF.
Example of GBNF Used in a Text
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