If you’ve seen the phrase ‘I had pasta tonight’ on TikTok or any other social media site, you may be wondering what it means.

The phrase, however simple it may seem, actually has a very serious meaning.

Here is the phrase explained, as well as information on what to do if you have been affected by such content on social media.

What does ‘I has pasta tonight’ mean on TikTok?

The seemingly simple statement about eating pasta for dinner actually has a far more serious meaning.

It’s nothing to do with eating pasta at all, and actually is a method that TikTok users are using to talk in code.

The ‘I had pasta tonight’ statement actually means that the person is thinking about suicide. So if you see someone using the phrase, it could be a suggestion that they are feeling very low and are thinking of ending their life.

Other phrases people are using

There are a few other phrases to look out for that people are using to mean the same thing.

‘I just told someone my favourite pasta recipe’ is a variation of the same statement.

‘I just finished my shampoo and conditioner at the same time’ is also suggesting suicide.

And, ‘my Netflix subscription just ran out’ is a commonly used phrase.

If you see anyone using any of these phrases on the social media app, be aware that they could be considering ending their life and do anything you can to give guidance and support.

What to do if you have been affected by the topic of suicide

If you have been affected by the discussions of suicide, or have had suicidal thoughts yourself, please contact one of these organisations for further guidance, help and support.

Samaritans
Call: 116 123
Email: [email protected]

Calm
Call: 0800 585858
Visit: www.thecalmzone.net

Papyrus
Call: 0800 068 4141
Visit: papyrus-uk.org