In every generation, there emerges a language (lingo) that its people alone understand. The same is true with every nation over the globe. Bringing the topic closer to home, let’s put the Philippines as an instance. For a country with 11 recognized languages and over 175 dialects spoken throughout its islands, the Philippines today has also ingrained in its popular culture a distinctive form of communication known as Filipino slang.
A hodgepodge of preexisting languages, Filipino slang is highly dynamic compared to the usual colloquialisms and allows for more freedom of expression among its speakers. Words and phrases don’t follow a standardized set of rules and can flow from Taglish to celebrity names to gay lingo or be a mix of all set with new meanings in different contexts.
OMG! Filipino Flair Reaches WeChat’s Sticker Gallery
As Filipino slang gets more recognized as a language of everyday usage, one of the country’s top social mobile apps WeChat joins in the bandwagon of color and humor as it releases 16 animated stickers that reflect the wit, candor, and inventiveness that Filipinos apply to such slangs.
About to wing an emergency meeting? Send out a “Bahala na si Batman!” sticker to your teammate to lighten up the air. An excellent presentation could also garner a “Boom!” at the end of the day to highlight a job well done. On the other hand, if your sister is about to begin a new project, stickers like “Push mo yan!” and “Gorabels!” could give her a quick confidence boost. Intensify your daily digital conversations with this set available at WeChat’s Sticker Gallery by clicking on Me > Sticker Gallery.
WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world’s fastest growing social app with over 100 million registered accounts internationally.
WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways by bringing together messaging, social communication and gaming in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed.
WeChat is an all-in-one app that enables users to add friends with several innovative features. These include highly convenient and reliable QR code scanning, phonebook and location-based connection services such as “Hold Together”, “Friend Radar” and “Shake.” The platform facilitates social interaction with real-time “Walkie Talkie,” “Voice Call,” and “Video Call.” Supported on data networks and Wi-Fi, WeChat makes it easy to stay connected with friends anywhere, anytime.
Users can choose to communicate and share photos one-on-one, or within their closed social network through “Moments”. The popular WeChat Sticker Shop has a variety of fun animated emoticons to express any emotion. Also, with a host of addictive WeChat Games, users can play and challenge their friends on the move, share scores and even find competitors nearby.
WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating systems.