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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Petmalu ang Werpa ng mga Lodi



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I think that I shall never see a word as lovely as "Lodi"

Grabe, I'm kinda surprised catching up on these ever-evolving cultures! But all differences are respected, free-willingly, lest I'll be tied to close-&-small-mindedness.

If you’ve been seeing the words lodi, werpa, and petmalu on your News Feed lately, don't be too confused. You might actually be familiar with these terms already. There seems to be a resurgence of the use of colloquial terms in the country, especially online, where people are always creating new modes of communication. This time around, there are fresh—albeit, funny sounding—coined words that millennials are using to express themselves. The style in which these words are fashioned, however, is an old school trick, where the syllables of a particular word are switched around to form a new one.

If the ‘70s had amats, astig, epats , and olats, and the the ‘80s had jeproks, bagets, and senglot , what kind of words are the kids of today using?

I am actually feeling old whenever I hear these "new" but familiar ways of creating new lingos since people have done the same before.

Just like in fashion, old trends just keeps coming back. It may just be a fad that will soon be replaced by a new "fad".

Here are some of the most popular slang terms you should know right now:


1) LODI
Meaning: Someone you look up to.
Origin: Lodi is the reversed form of the word “idol”
In a sentence: “ Iba ka talaga, lodi! Galing!”
2) PETMALU
Meaning: Something that is super amazing.
Origin: Petmalu is the reversed order of syllables of the word “ malupet”
In a sentence: “ Petmalu ang ulam ko kanina! Sarap!”

3) WERPA
Meaning: To give support.
Origin: Werpa is the reversed order of syllables of the word “power”
In a sentence: “More werpa mga erp! Kaya niyo yan!”


Other words:

4) ORB/ORBSKI
Meaning: A guy friend.
Origin: Orb/Orbski is the reversed form of the word “bro/broskie”
In a sentence: “ Lika na mga orb/orbski! Alis na tayo! ”
5) ENKA
Meaning: To eat.
Origin: Enka is the reversed order of syllables of the word “ kain ”
In a sentence: “ Lunch break na mga orb, enka na tayo!”
6) ERP
Meaning: A guy friend.
Origin: Erp is the reversed form of the word “ pare ”
In a sentence: “ Tara na mga erp! Inuman na!”
7) REMA
Meaning: A girl friend.
Origin: Rema is the reversed order of syllables of the word “ mare”
In a sentence: “ Erp! Musta na si rema?”
8) RAPSA
Meaning: Something that is delicious.
Origin: Rapsa is the reversed order of syllables of the word “ sarap”
In a sentence: “ Rapsa naman ang ulam natin ngayon!”
9) MATSALA
Meaning: To show gratitude.
Origin: Matsala is the reversed order of syllables of the word “ salamat ”
In a sentence: “ Matsala sa lahat ng sumusuporta!”


Source: Rosemarie Salceda Palana on Facebook

Researched from Social Variation Language , Filipiknow , and The Manila Millennial

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