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Published: 2017-11-06   

Lodi, Werpa, Orbs – Millenial Speak: Updated ka ba?

Mas mararamdaman ng mga mahal natin sa buhay that we are trying to reach out to them if we take the effort to understand how they speak.

Mas mararamdaman ng mga mahal natin sa buhay that we are trying to reach out to them if we take the effort to understand how they speak.

By: Souqpinoy Staff
Credits: (with excerpts from InqPOP; Photo credits to InqPOP)

Para sa mga magulang na nagtatrabaho dito sa UAE, feeling niyo ba’ng kakaiba ang lengguwahe ng mga anank niyo sa Pilipinas? At para sa iba pang nagtatrabaho rito sa ibayong bansa, gusto mo ba’ng makisabay sa kwentuhan ng pamilya or mga kaibigan mong nasa Pinas? Aralin na ang hindi na mapipigilang pag-evolve na naman ng wikang Filipino. Dito, souqpinoy tried to decipher each word and every acronym that is now trending on social media at palagiang bukambibig rin ng mga Filipino.

  1. WERPA
    Binaligtad na POWER, ano pa ba? Ginagamit kapag feeling mo’ng hindi pa sapat ang power…as they say, it has more potency, Werpa!

  2. Halimbawa:

    Anak: Mama, exam week na namin starting tomorrow.

    Nanay: Yakang-yaka mo yan! WERPA!

  3. PETMALU
    Taking the pattern of Werpa; PETMALU is the jeprox version of malupit. Usually thrown together in a sentence of admiration for something or someone.

  4. Halimbawa:

    Yung pinadalhan mo ng latest phone model ang anak mo for getting honors.

    Friend 1 comments: Naks! iPhone X ba yaaaaan?! Iba ka talaga, PETMALU!

  5. LODI
    Jeprox is definitely making a comeback. LODI is IDOL. It is possible to feel confused when someone calls you “lodi”. Is the person really adoring you, or more of a backhanded expression of detestation against you? 

  6. Halimbawa:

    Mama: Anak, tingnan mo oh, me “Model Employee Award” ako!

    Anak: Wow, Mama, ang galling mo po! LODI!!!

  7. QIQIL
    Pa-“cute” form of the word GIGIL. Karaniwang gamit ng mga tao sa social media when they want to express disgust about something, anything! Also on the same annoyance level: use of “ACOE” to mean “AKO”. Which means now, it is acceptable to receive a “QIQIL MU SI ACOE” message to mean someone is angry at you. 

  8. Halimbawa:

    “Away mu si acoe, QIQIL mu si acoe!”

  9. ORB or ORBS
    It means BRO or BROS; male friends. Wanna have a manly-men style hangout with your dude bros? Don’t freak out, dads; your kid might just be calling out to his male friends.

  10. Halimbawa:

    “Mga ORBS ko, wer na u?”

  11. MATSALA
    “SALAMAT”, thank you; a legit warm way of giving thanks. Dads, baka ginagamit na ito sa inyo ng mga nagbibinata niyong mga anak, when they really want to thank you over something, but doesn’t want to be perceived as a softie. Saying “salamat” is heartfelt; saying “matsala” is deeper, as they say.

  12. Halimbawa:

    “Dad, MATSALA ng apala sa regalo mo’ng gitara! The best ka talaga!”

  13. HANASH
    An umbrella term for things that are happening: events, issues, even ongoing complaints. Ang isang ito might be older than the rest of the words here pero gusto pa rin naming maunawaan niyo. It’s a nice word to have kapag hindi mo talaga kayang ipaliwanag kung ano ang nangyayari or when you want to rant about something or someone without going into specifics.

  14. Halimbawa:

    Sa chat niyong mag-ina,

    “Hay naku, Mama, ayoko talagang kasama gumimik yung kaklase ko na yun, panira siya, dami niyang HANASH sa buhay, eh.”

  15. PEG
    A style or mood that someone’s trying to go for. Ginagamit to express a person’s “aesthetic” or to lowkey shade someone because of how they’re acting.

  16. Halimbawa:

    Mama: Ano ba yang suot mo, anak?

    Anak: Mama, Halloween Party namin, si Maleficent po kasi ang PEG ko.

    “Nakakainis yung sweet treatment pero hindi naman daw nanliligaw ang PEG.”

  17. ICYMI
    Acronym for “In Case You Missed It.” Mula sa panahong nauso ang YOLO (You Only Live Once), kadalasang gumagamit ng acronym due to limited typing space sa social media platform na twitter, na ginagamit na rin ngayon sa iba-iba’ng media platforms at chat messaging for shorter typing time. Isahog sa pangungusap kapag may nais ipaaalala or bigyang-diin sa mensahe.

  18. Halimbawa:

    “Mama, wag mo na po ako’ng tinutukso doon, matagal ko na siyang hindi crush, ICYMI!”

  19. JGH
    Another acronym; means “Just Got Home.” Sa kasipagan ng mga kabataan nagyong mag-update ng status lalo na sa FB, ang isa’ng ito ay ginagamit kapag pagod, galing sa gala ngunit gusto pa ri’ng mag-update na nakauwi na.

  20. Halimbawa:

    “JGH from a great party.”

  21. IKR
    It means “I Know, Right!” Kadalasang gamit kapag nais mo’ng mag-super-agree sa kausap mo o nagkakasundo kayo sa iisang ideya.

  22. Halimbawa:

    Mama: “Anak, delikado ang panahon ngayon, umuwi ka ng diretso sa bahay pagkagaling sa school.”

    Anak: Opo naman, Mama! I know, right!

    Ayan, mga mumshies at papsies, mga mommies at daddies; isama na rin natin ang mga super titas at loving titos, tiyak na makaka-relate na kayo sa mga anak o pamangkin niyo. Sabi nga nila, language is alive because it keeps on growing and evolving. Mas mararamdaman ng mga mahal natin sa buhay that we are trying to reach out to them if we take the effort to understand how they speak. Ayos ba mga lodi?!

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