8 of the Funniest Beki Words
Derived From Celebrity Names
By Tynne De Leon
“Kanina pa ‘ko pabalik-pabalik ng mall, haggardo verzosa na ‘ko!”
If you’ve used these quirky words tens of times, you’re not alone. Beki language has been around for years, and it humorously shows the wit of Pinoys when it comes to playing with words. Admit it, it’s fun blurting them out especially when you’re at the height of your emotions or you know, when you just want to make the conversation fun.
Here are some of our favorite beki words that have eventually made their way onto our vocabulary:
What it means: stressed
When you thought your flight was at 11PM but it’s really at 10PM. Oh dear Lord. Stress Drilon!!!!!!!
— Malor (@GojusMalor) March 30, 2017
Imbyernadette Sembrano (Bernadette Sembrano)
What it means: imbyerna
Ang jinit jinit na nga tapos sumabay ka ‘tong si frenilyn mong ano mahilig mang-urat. Imbyernadette sembrano tuloy si water.
— Kevin duRANT (@itspatrickg_) March 24, 2017
What it means: dedma
That moment when you see someone and pretend you didn’t notice them, but you both know you saw each other. 😑 Ded Madela ang peg.#justsaying
— iamheiryung 🇵🇭 (@moccachie) March 21, 2017
What it means: gutom
Lafang muna self. Tom jones na
— Łes (@lesssteriray) April 17, 2017