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De Leon: Filipino slang 2021: What? Lodi is already outdated?

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IN A world like ours, time flies. But words change even faster. It seems like it was only yesterday when we were trying to learn in this very column, what "lit," "lodi," and "petmalu" mean to millennials.

Fast forward to 2021, these words are no longer "lit." Welcome to the world and words of Gen Zs (The generation after the millennials.)

Hence, to catch up and better appreciate the Internet lingo, let's get updated with some of the new slang spreading in both net and real life.

1. Awit -- It's the Tagalog word for song. But now it's an expression used to pertain to a painful feeling or disappointment. Derived from the word "ouch or aww."

2. Luh -- Short for 'hala.' A word used to sarcastically express disbelief or dissent. "Luh! Maaga ka nagising?"

3. Sana all -- To wish for an individual's success or luck to spread to other people, mostly barkadas. It's a phrase which means 'I hope everyone experience that.' "Sana all may bagong kotse. Sana all may date. Sana all walang pasok."

4. "Ok boomer" -- A banter to anything that is too 'old school' for younger people.

5. Oof -- It's the new 'Oops' and 'really?' "Oof! There's no Wifi?"

6. Gucci -- It is derived from a luxury brand used to describe anything fancy, classy and beautiful. "Your outfit today is so Gucci."

7. Sus -- No. It's not "susmaryosep." It means suspicious and sketchy. "Don't invite him. He's totally sus."

Do you think there's more? Just let us know!


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