Filipinos are a creative bunch. Just look at our slang terms. No, we’re not talking about j3j3 speak either. p’r4n6 +4n64 m46$471+4. Who even came up with that steaming pile of horse manure disguised as a “language?”
That said, our language changes constantly, as if it’s evolving into this new dialect that will eventually rule the country. Slangs have entered our consciousness that it somehow dictates or influences our everyday vocabulary. Look at our slang. From repapips to jeproks, we now have anyare, ansabe and more.
The Pinoy slang dictionary owes its constant changes to bagets, the gay community, even to those bored people who like giving words their own meaning. Here are just some of the expressions we used in the 90s. Time to don your favorite baggy polo and jeans, millennials and gen-Xers. We’re going to a trip back in time. Some of these are still being used today.
Usage: “Tignan mo, o. Sobrang baduy ng porma niya. Ang jologs niya.”
Similar to ‘sisiw,’ chicken means easy or connotes anything that’s easy.
Usage: “May exam mamaya? Wala yun, chicken lang sa akin yan.”
Usage: “Ano? Suntukan tayo? Wala, supot ka naman e.”
Usage: “Ano? Mas malakas si Eugene kesa kay Goku? Gagi, mali ka!”
Usage: “Si Bob Marlon, ang lakas mag-smoke ng weeds! Ayan, praning na naman!”
Usage: “Tignan mo yung head ng traffic agency. Tatayo sa gitna ng kalye tapos magdi-direct ng traffic sa harap ng media. Sobrang KSP.”
Usage: “You’re getting back together after he cheated on you? Weh? Hindi nga?”
Usage: Person 1: “Paano matulog ang kuba?”
Person 2: “Paano?”
Person 1: “Edi nakapikit.”
Person 2: “NYEH!”
These are just some of the expressions we said in the ’90s, some of which we still say now. And these slangs aren’t even HALF of what we used to say. There’s still ebak, ka-berks, you’re so kaka, and ‘bal?’ (where you make a stupid face at the same time). Gets mo (see what we did there)?How about you? What were you favorite expressions in the 90s? Make churva your chika in the comments chenes!