If you've been seeing the words lodi, werpa, and petmalu on your news feed lately, or if they have come up during your conversations with your tweens or teens, 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, by millennials trying 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 '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:
1. LODI Meaning: Someone you look up to. Origin:Lodi is the reverse form of the word 'idol' In a sentence: 'Iba ka talaga, lodi! Galing!'
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2. PETMALU Meaning: Something that is super amazing. Origin: Petmalu is the reversed order of syllables of the word 'malupet' In a sentence: 'Petmalu 'yung shot ni LeBron kanina!'
3. ORB/ORBSKI Meaning: A guy friend. Origin: Orb/Orbski is the reverse form of the word 'bro' In a sentence: 'Let'sgo, mga orb!'