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? Here are some of the most popular slang terms you should know right now, orb. Err, we mean, bro.
Just like fashion from the '70's, '80's and '90's, colloquial terms from decades ago are making a comeback! Terms like 'petmalu', 'rapsa' and a whole bunch of bizarre others are now mixed in with our current millennial terms. Here's a helpful guide to make sure you don't get lost in what the hell people are saying nowadays, whether you find these terms ridiculous or not. Shout out to our parents, titos, and titas who made turning words around cool back in their heyday!