Net Communication

Internet slang (Internet shorthand, Cyber-slang, netspeak, chatspeak, or translexical phonological abbreviation) refers to a variety of slang languages used by different communities on the internet.

If you have no idea about some words used by netizens nowadays, you will end up being lost in translations. That is why we want to introduce some internet slang that we learn as we keep on meeting bloggers and friends here and around the globe.

But we are not trying to push the idea of jejemon language as we don’t want our discussions to be messed up with words that will confuse rather than understood by every single person.

Besides, our friends from DepEd will surely raise their eyebrows if they see some “jejemon’ words in our blogs… joke!

So shall we ‘ktbr’ or short form for ‘keep the ball rolling’? Oh, spare that word… coined that myself to try how it sound like.

Even linguists and word experts have difficulties to provide a standardized definition of internet slang due to constant changes made to its nature, so why bother.

We’ll bring you some of the common internet lingo that we find very interesting.

Here we go…

XOXO which means to ‘kiss and hug you’ (sa bisaya pa, ‘censored’…sound literally green man gud)

PKOI – a french slang which means “Why?” used in the place of the word pourquoi. (sa bisaya pa, ‘censored’ gihapon… XOXO ug PKOI na jud na)

‘E GAO’ which means an alternative political discourse (sa bisaya pa, mao na na…hehehe)

WYSIWYG (pronounced ‘weeziwig’) which means ‘What you see is what you get’. People would supposedly see something, ponder over what they had seen and realize that it’s probably the opposite of what’s on display.

BAZINGA or MOE – the terms come into common use among slang users to mean something extremely cute and appealing

HAHA / JAJA – onomatopoeic expression of laughter, but the difference in language also meant a different consonant for the same sound to be produced

Siguro nag LOL na ka diha no?

‘LOL’ for laughing out loud gud…pastilan baya!


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