20080515

Umm

Blogging has opened up a whole new vocabulary cabinet for me. I seldom used to chat or text, am more of a phone person - but now with the abbreviations that float in bloggerville I had to do some self study.

Thus the title of the post

"Umm" - (meaning found)-umm is a word commonly used in times of indecision.
(Also had this song to go with the post - Things That Make you Go Hmmm - C+C Music Factory - it has been disable for embedding - you can hear it here.)

There are so many abbreviations used all over that I did a search on Google just to make sure these exist and landed on this very interesting website - Urban Dictionary

Some words that I did a search on:
- LOL - this is understood as mentioned - (It's original definition was "Laughing out loud" used as a brief acronym to denote great amusement in chat conversations.Now, it is overused to the point where nobody laughs out loud when they say it. In fact, they probably don't even give a shit about what you just wrote. More accurately, the acronym "lol" should be redefined as "Lack of laughter.")
But what is "LOLSSSS" - is it someone denoting that he is an (a)sssss

- ROFL - (Rolling On Floor Laughing)
Now seriously do you guys do this. Reading a post and then commenting ROFL makes sense but please enlighten me how on earth do you type while ROFL'ing between two comments are made only probably a minute apart.

- Hmpf - (The sound one makes in response to something peculiar that has just occurred or has just been said. Most often used when irritated. Most often a natural response/reaction.)
When I read something with this word - once or twice the usage is fine...but multiple usage means that the person could have irritable bowel syndrome or might have an asthma attack

- Muah - ( the sound made by giving a kiss)
This word I love in particular, nah not because of the oratary sensation of a kiss but it reminds me of Gujjuland where an old dadi (grandmom) who if she is irritated at someone, she will clasp her hand together, make an outwardly movement and say Muah marela, nakhod jai taru!

- Hugz - (this means Hugs I guess as it was not defined)
Now are these real hugs or jadoo ki khuppi that Munnabhai proclaims....To me it keeps reminding me of diapers "Huggies" - wat to do.

- Gosh - (A word that teenage girls use in surprise,anger or sarcasm)
Evokes evil memories of my chemistry professor Mr. Ghosh.

- Argghh - (To show madness and shouting)
Do spell this correctly. If you spell it just ARRGH - it means (How a pirate agrees)

- Ahem - (The sound made when a person clears his/her throat, often interjected when speaking or writing to indicate that the next word or phrase is used ironically or euphemistically, (esp. with regard to sexual euphemisms).
This is directly from a Hindi Attorneys Verbal Palate - "Ahem" Mudda Yeh Hai Judge Sahib! dont know how it landed up here.

Well I guess I am learning and hopefully will be able to understand the comments better. Do goto the site - besides these it contains explanations of words/explitives from all over the world - you will be surprised to find many interesting meanings.

As for me I usually would prefer to SIP - (sit in peace) at a place like this -

Michigan Lake -Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

117 comments:

Solitaire said...

Ceedy!
That is not true!

When I type LOL, I am actually laughing out loud. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a laughter disease and laugh for no reason or silly reasons and often find it difficult to stop laughing!

ROFL--ya I do that..in my mind!! Actually I have ROFL while watching Hungama..believe it or not!

LOL at Muah Marela..I am serious! I am laughing!

vEENs said...

hehehe!

u should add "hehehe" too! :))

Oh! and I know a person who uses "hmphh" a LOT! :D no presents for any guesses :)) [ she will kill me :D and now this disease is infectious :) another boy I know has started using it and me too.

It is fun :)

did you know what "ttyl" is?

This was a informative posts :D
hehehe!

have a good day!

Cinder-Single said...

I am that OM"Gosh" Teen girl! LOL!!
Your Post made me LOL!!! HAHA!!

HAVE A great Night!!

carolinagal said...

LOL!! I mean this here!!! I am laughing out loud at "Muah marela, nakhod jai taru"..
I never knew what it meant but I do remember my grandma saying that often to whomever..


This was very funny!! I loved it!!

Prats said...

Hmppff, argghh, ahem, ahem....gosh! I'm tired just saying so many of these... lol
You really are crazy....
Now i'm having visions of your grandmom and 'the Muah marela, nakhod jai taru!'
Dont even thinkof telling me what it means....

But in the beginning of my chat on messenger days...(unlike phones) I had to keep interrupting the other younger person, many times....and ask them what they meant by, 'tc', 'ttyl','brb', 'gtg'....
I used to think brb was a dish at first....
I still stick to full words if possible.

Abhishek Khanna said...

hehehehe...cool one

Abhishek Khanna said...

ROTFL!
i tried but cudnt type while rolling.. so i had to stop rollong n then typed this

m.flowerr said...

so true....but then, any idea about the evolution of these codes ceedy?
earlier i had been familiar to very few ones, but blogs have taught me many more and i, at times get really sick and tired trying to get what these mean..
wish the dictionary that exists today is not taken over and re-done with these codes in the days to come.
btw, your SIP location is pretty much cool

--xh-- said...

let us agree to disagree here, bro. whenever i use teh acronyms, i use them coz they really justifies teh usage... LOL, ROTFL and all the oterh acronyms actually makes my tytping / commenting easy...

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

lol ..
nice post

addition
khikhikhi <~~~~ my mischivious laugh :P

and also :O for showing amaze and :P fun ...and :D for laugh :D


hehehehe
yeap this too shows the happy moment...

aneri_masi said...

Loved the Muah one. And now I am going to be so conscious LOL'ing or ROFL'ing ;)

You missed OMG!

gunj said...

aha...nice observation!!
loved what u hav to say bout LOLSSS :))

Sutta said...

This is my fav post, and I guess you know the reason pretty well. ;)

"Ahem" mudda yeh hai. Hahaha!!
I just controlled myself from "rofling". :P

FUCKIN agreed to every bit of it Saar. :P

Sutta said...

Kitna acchi jagah SIP karte hain aap. Wah!! :)

Pri said...

HMPF!!
maazak uda rahe ho??
MUAH marela nakhod jai taru! :-/

UMMM ...waise that was truly an indepth analysis...lol!!
jyda chat karoge toh aisa hi hoga!!
magar AHEM baat yeh hain ki u are now a part of the virtual circle...heehee
so next time u use expressions on here, we will be suspicious whether u really mean it...ARGHHH!!
GOSH!! u had to add to my trust issues like that dint u, naarad?? :-/

(am leaving out 'HUGGIES' because i dont want want my comment to sound 'poopy')
ROFL!! now have i mastered the art of cracking pj's or whaat? ;)

cheers!!
P.s: i always mean what i say...err type...maybe those expressions are emoted by the VIMH but they are there for sure...SIGH!(theres another one for u)
:D
as for the emoticons, believe me im a pro at facial expressions by now..bachpan ki aadat..abhi tak nahi gayi...
so next time i type *rolling eyes*, it really means i am ;p
(though not in any clockwise or anticlockwise direction...heehee)

cheers!

Sayani said...

well thats pretty cool a dictionary with elaborated meaning ...but then i think these are required or else how come we will emote self

Cinderella. said...

I hate that "LOLSSSSSSSSS" thing !

Hasi aayi toh LOL bola. Samajh mein aata hai. Uske baad yeh 50 tho SSSSSSSSSSSSS jodne ka kya matlab hai...

Aur log har baat ka batangad banake LOLSSSSSSSSSS q lagate hain yeh bhi mujhe samajh nahi aata ?!

NOw about me, I do the Muaah thing, though your muaah showed me a new version..hehe..

Gosh..is indeed teenish no ?

Nice introspective post.
Good job amigo.

Pavi!!!! said...

OMG! this is such a funny post...n i swear on my blog i am Laughing Out Loud! hahahahhahaha
Every time i say LOL...its more than a smile..REALLLLLY!A li'l more than a chuckle also :))))

the ROFL description was hilarious Ceedy!! But c'mmon u know wat we mean when we type in ROFL..Don't u?

Hmmmmm ain't indecision for me...its when i'm thinking wat to say!

n holy cow! Hugs reminds of huggies?? I'm taking back the Hug i gave u once now ;-)

realllly....i am LOL as i leave this blog

Ankur said...

oyeee :P :P
hehe... another abbreviated word :D :D
dont know the full form though :)

u kno wat half of my life, i mean from 97(i started using net) from 2000 i thought this is lots of love :P :P
haaha
hahaha :D :D

hmpf i recently understood when i asked a fellow blogger wats this :D

Muah and Mwah are confusing... hehe

and this post is ROFL!!!

hehe.. good job bro

Cheers!!!

Ashu said...

u too muahhz n ummms, galt baaat

d SINNER!!! said...

i use a lotto of them

ummm, hmm, hmpf, grrr, etc etc

but a lil differently....anyways, was a fun read

Jaggu said...

One word from my side - "aaright"
ROFL..:))

KP! said...

lol....:). thats good one...:).
"Muah" i still hear this word from my grandma..whenever i see her...at least once...:).

ROFL cant do that...my cloths will get dirty...:).

Anvita said...

mate cudnt resist reading yru blog in the middle of my report hehehe, anwyays seriously LOL

btw i think Lolsssssssssss means just continously laughing at a stretch or more like a long LOL hehehe

the hugzzzzzzzz does fremind me of huggies tooooooo

n gosh.....nahi yaar not all teen gals use it , i dont think so

btw u need to enlighten us with wat 'Muah marela, nakhod jai taru' means, c'mon ......

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

hehe... this is interesting.
Urban disctionary is actually pretty cool. there are so many words there that you never knew existed :-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

well done..the last one I liked but 9Sorry )with a correction..SIP..for me its Sip In Peace..my scotch..location could be similar to the once you depicted
tc
cu

brocasarea said...

my fav is lol....its better than "hehe"!...

backpakker said...

lol...Im actually laughing..ok, smiling ..

lakshmi

RADhika said...

Gosh (naah, no anger, just a surprise),you realy have jotted down the "real" words in the blogworld...
this made me think of the words i have started using out of nowhere... lols.. (no, not lack of laughter :D)
good read! :)

ceedy said...

@solitaire
OK...you might be an exception....
but why do you call laughing a disease, dont people go for laughter therapy?

ceedy said...

@veens
yeah - heheh, hahaha and khikhi...all remind me of chimpanzees...did not put it as I am a culprit too :)

ttyl - yup know what it is - that also my favorite line :)

cool - you enjoyed

ceedy said...

@cinder-single
Good - you enjoyed

hope enjoy being apparent better than stalking I guess ;)

ceedy said...

@carolinagal
Honestly even I dont know the exact translation of Muah marela...have to ask my grand mom.
Cool you enjoyed it.

ceedy said...

@prats
Crazy I am - wat to do....

That Muah marela exists with lot of old people in different langauges. Can really translate as it takes away the punch.
And so true - I have had to do this pause and learn with many before I decided to self learn - cause when asked they would use another abbreviation - OMG as if I had commited a crime.
And here again I am not sure which God do they refer too!

ceedy said...

@abhishek

thanks bud!
good I made you realize the bad effects of exercising while blogging :)

ceedy said...

@m.flowerr
thats a good question - m - will look into it.
well you never know - with things changing everyday, the dictionary might have these additions in some time.

yeah the SIP location is cool and I have many more....:)

ceedy said...

@-xh-
good for you - what can I say....

ceedy said...

@daydreamer

ok - my. khikhikhi....no offense but are you doing your PHD around chimpanzees?

and yeah I did not incluse emoti khans at all...thats another story man.

and heheh - well I am a culprit for that so did not include it - thats the only one I understood at first reading archie comics ;)

ceedy said...

@aneri_masi
Muah :)

ohoh dont be concious this was just a learning process

and thanks for OMG - yes I did forget but do you know which god a person refers to when he/she says this?

ceedy said...

@gunj

glad you enjoyed it.

ceedy said...

@sutta

I was expecting you like for this...I guess we both know the kind of stuff that makes us "happy"

well upar - see my reply to daydreamer for Khikhi
and aneri for OMG
these are the ones I missed...

sab kaise chal raha hai?

and yes the SIP place is cool but it is redefined as CU said it has to be SIP in PLACE for scotch :)

ceedy said...

@pri

I did not know maazak had wings?? or it was a kite?

yeah jyada chat karne se unnecessary vocab badhti hai aur jyada chat khane se unnecessary weight - wat to do?

yeah please be suspicious - as I am am going to rofl...

yeah I left out emoti khans....they are all warring on their own...:)


and your rolling eyes...clockwise and anti could have a sublime meaning _ i guess you shld do some research...

and your saying cheers at the end only means that the eyes are rolling bcos of liqour? IS it? :)

ceedy said...

@sayani

thanks and why do you have to emote ourselves when chatting is my question to you?

ceedy said...

@cinderella

hahha
the Lolssss was picked from a comment on your post :)

well glad you liked it....

ceedy said...

@pavi
I guess you are also one more exception to LOL :)

I know what ROFL means - but before I knew it - I tore one shirt and tristed my back....;)

ahhh dont take back the Hug....this was meant to be fun :)

good that you LOLed...

ceedy said...

@ankur

nice man...glad you liked it....we all need some "cheers" in this mundane life dont we...

there are many more

see my replies to daydreamer and aneri above for two more :)

ceedy said...

@ashu

when and where - aap ke pass koi saboot hai to pesh karo :)

ceedy said...

@d sinner

glad you liked it - i guess we all use it...subconciously now!

ceedy said...

@jaggu

cool - finally you agreed with something I wrote :P

ceedy said...

@kp


cool kp bhai...how are you.
and glad you liked the muah

and exactly for ROFL

ceedy said...

@anvita

hope you did not write the abbreviations in your report :P

about enlightening on muah I really have no direct translation as it will kill the punch but after talking to a friend he said the closest it can be in hindi is somthing like "khasmanukha" ...."ya soovar keede pade tere muh me"

ceedy said...

@raaji

yeah urban dictionary is really cool :)

ceedy said...

@compassion

agreed
SIP it is...now I had a scotch too on the weekend :)

mahabalipuram silver sands...bar can give you the same SIP loaction :)

and back to fun post right :)

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

ok then LOL :)

ceedy said...

@backpakker

good laugh, smile, jiggle but dont cry :)

ceedy said...

@radhika

cool - there are some more I missed
see my reply to daydreamer and aneri above


glad you liked it :)

Anvita said...

man i made a very crappy report n sent it though it didnt have any abbrs hehehe

Jaggu said...

Yup. I dont want you to be emotional again. :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Sure,now mahabs (As alled by de younger gen )&East Coast road ( ECR) boasts of sevral sucbeautiful locations right upto excotic Pondychery.Cheers
TC
CU

Keshi said...

Im a total LOL chick and Im proud of it. LOL see! I laugh alot and I like to let ppl know that Im laughing when Im really laughing! :)


WTF! lol!
Keshi.

Mez said...

O'rite this was genuinely funny. A good take on that. But u can dig for some more..many are left still.

Hey Muah reminds of u granny..Hai ram!! U need a break...Lol (I mean it here haaaaaan)

Romila said...

Can I add another one to the list?

LMAO - read in somebody's post. When asked as to the meaning, the blogger said "Laugh My Ass Off". LOL!

ceedy said...

@anvita

hehe :) well it went so now dont worry about it...

ceedy said...

@jaggu

yes....am trying not to be expecting anything...just see how things go

ceedy said...

@compassion

Mahab :)....well sure how can I forget madurai, pondicherry....sure and on the other coast as well....

well india has a beautiful coastline...:)

cheers...

ceedy said...

@keshi

cool...keep loling...:)

ceedy said...

@mez

well got a lot of input in this post....see I am all new to this so did not know many...so might just do a Umm-2 what the heck

and genuine....what does that mean was I not till this point :)

ceedy said...

@romila

cool....as I told mez above probably this post needs a second...

will add that...

hope you enjoyed it though :)

Abreysham said...

wow man. you know Peace. tell him I said 'hi' when you next see him.

ceedy said...

@abreysham

cool :)
sure I will...aur kuch kehna hai!

Ziah said...

:-) Tsk tsk, Ceedy! I used to get miffed at people typing out words sms-style, thats is minus the vowels... until a popular newspaper gave out ads like that calling it new gen! Popular culture, no?:)

I suck at gujju. Will you translate: Muah marela, nakhod jai taru!???

ceedy said...

@ziah

:)it is popular culture all right and I am culprit too...but these were mere observations :)

and about the muah marela...cant translate exact as it kill the punch

but its close to somthing in hindi which is like "khasmanukha" ....
"ya soovar keede pade tere muh me"

aneri_masi said...

he/she/they refer to MY God :)

LOL I can understand, pray tell what LOLZ is!?

Nirmal's Blog said...

hehehe...hey u hepled me a lot by this post...many of these thing i wasnt aware of...

and i m d one who uses lolsssssssss...by tat i mean laughing out louder and louder...till my neighbours ask me to shut up....lol...

nice post..

Neeku said...

Ahem Ceedy Sahib.... ekdam mast post ! literally LOL types ;O)

Neeku said...

P.S: The Muwah one... was awesome ... Ghosh you do come up with weird interpretations....

ceedy said...

@aneri

I know...its MY god...but then everytime someone says it...I have to interpret his/her god....aye bhagwan...

why not just use..

jsk - jai shri krishna
ya-ya allah
jc-jesus christ!!!!

ceedy said...

@nirmal

I did pick that "lolsss" from one of your intereactions on other blog...

glad you liked it

ceedy said...

@neeku

thanku...hope you only lol and not rofl :)

interpretations...dont say that I get carried away then they start getting PJ's which sometimes even makes me wonder - how the hell did I come up with that :)

g-man said...

ummm...roflmfao!!!

Hmpf and Gosh were brilliant!

ok, i'm hooked...bfn :P

Adi Crazy said...

Man! That was some concept. ROTFL.

(no pun intended)

Your take is completely true. lol is like used to death when there is nothin to say and not even anything to react....hahaha. My personal favs are LOL and HUGZ in your version. :)

aneri_masi said...

nope, they are all calling out to MY (aneri_masi's) god :p
And I don't know who that is BTW, coz I am an atheist :)

ceedy said...

@g-man

cool....yaw :)

cys....hopefully :)

ceedy said...

@adi

welcome here and am glad you enjoyed :)

cheers

ceedy said...

@aneri

cool....so god mai bhi wrong number...I like that concept...

ceedy said...

@satish

its 86th...man I am waiting this time for you :)

J said...

Now that you mentioned it.. must make an effort to use less of these, what ever happened to the good old english.

Cinder-Single said...

She has not updated yet but once she does I cannot wait to see your reply.. Yours was great!!! Wondering if you are gonna get someone that is insane? ex con? haha!!! That was a good one!!!

Nehya

ceedy said...

@j

yeah
what di happen to the good ole english language

ceedy said...

@cinder

she has updated

check the blog....

and i dunno ex-con maybe ;)

Cinder-Single said...

HAHA!! You are a hoot!!! LOL @ Dumb & Dumber! that is so true!!! What if we had a blonde moment at the same time!!! We are just not meant to be!! LOL!!!

Shalom!!!!

Pranay said...

It was a very funny post and although it made me chuckle, I am trying hard to refrain from using any on the much abused abbreviations you and others in the comments have abused further.
I guess this will do --> :D

Phoenix said...

:-) Accept it, ye to nayi zamane ki language..oops...lingo hai.. :D

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, I recognize those vocabulary. They are often used by bloggers. The meaning can evolve as time goes by and the original meaning becomes lost. Thanks for the post. God bless.

Noushy Syah said...

Hi Ceedy...you're so observant! Like this post..I tot you want to RIP<--rest in peace:p at that place in the pic..hehehhe<--grinning not laughing out loud<--lol:)

ceedy said...

@pranay

cool you liked it...and hope to see you more here

ok no abbreviations :)

ceedy said...

@mel

hey thanks for your input.

ceedy said...

@phoenix

hahah lingo you are right!!! ab kya kare

ceedy said...

@noushy

you want me to RIP already :(

just kidding...I might rust in peace probably

thanks !

Satish Bolla said...

ceedy bhai, i was scratching my head for the past few days abt some words. ur post helped me more than an oxford dictionary while by-hearting poems in school. thanx for that. also did u check out something? most of these words r used by the gals? they r never satisfied with the existing ones.... LOL.
oh shit, me too...

Satish Bolla said...

well, the comment above this is the 100th comment. my first century ever. but jus like cricket, here also the match is fixed.
ceedy bhai knows my fascination for the 100th comment n he was king enough to let me know abt it. thanx bhai. u r a real bhai of mine.

Deepali said...

I have a very bad habit of saying lol a lot. So when people actually question it, I explain that lol for me actually means a smile or something close to that rather than a laugh.

A 'haha' would actually mean that I am laughing.

What can I say - many people pick up some bad habit from somewhere or the other

SambY said...

Bhai that site is a life saver..dnt tell me u dint know about it..and well have u ever tried searching for abuses on it....just try any hindi one and read the exaples they have given...guaranteed laugh...!!!

ceedy said...

@satish

I was glad to fix the match....hope you liked your 100th moment....

well its not just girls, I guess it is the time that is right now....where its not only limited to fast foods but also fast emotions, fast reactions and fast...everything...

glad I was ablr to help you :P

ceedy said...

@deepali

i guess it not a bad habit after all...it is the outcome of the current time and the speed at which we have to react to situations....

ceedy said...

@samby

yes agree man - its a life saver and have done exactly what you mention....isnt it amazing the kind of stuff that one can find on that website...:)

SwAtI said...

This was a cute fun post!!
It really made me laugh out loud :D ..even some of the comments were fun...

there quite a few abbreviations floating arnd whose meaning m unaware of..guess i gotto do a bit of self study myself..

the Muah bit was hilarious..now on, everytime i type it out..m going to remember this.. ;)

Cheers!!

ceedy said...

@swati

glad you liked it...seems after this post...people ask me permission to say these abbreviations....so it did its trick I guess

cheers

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Lovely pic!The stillness can actually be felt just by looking at it.

Have a nice weekend :)

ceedy said...

@sameera

thanks....but I guess you did not read the post....

The Keeper of the Keys said...

laughing out loud

the ahem and gosh explanations were too good!!!!!

ROFLMAO...u missed this, by the way.

Suma said...

this was quite entertaining....atlast i got to know what rotfl stood for...:)

Suma said...

this was quite entertaining....atlast i got to know what rotfl stood for...:)

ceedy said...

@the keeper

heheh glad you liked it...and as I had mentioned my foray into this is a new endevour...so I did learn few words...and ROFLMAO - what does it mean btw...
I will add it to my vocab.

ceedy said...

@suma

glad I was of help :P

The Keeper of the Keys said...

Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off

;)

ceedy said...

@keeper of the keys

glad you liked it!