A photographer and a tech support representative, Persia plays different roles from a call center agent to a newscaster in a series of videos about bekimons , defined as people who are "hard-core users" of gay language -- whether they are homosexuals or not. Most of the terms that bekimons commonly use are alterations of basic Filipino and English words such as workibells work , kalurkey kaloka or crazy , teh ate or sister , anekwaboom ano or what and heller hello. The term bekimon beki is a colloquial word for "gay" took off from the growing popularity of the jejemon subculture, which refers to those who deliberately exaggerate ordinary words by adding or subtracting letters, or by using a mixture of upper-case and lower-case letters, in written communication. Read story here. Here, he detailed his "plans" for his gay-speaking constituents -- from placing flowers along the streets to turning every establishment into a pink parlor.
A Secret Gay Language Has Gone Mainstream in the Philippines
Modern Gay & LGBTQ Slang Terms
Do potatoes count as carbs? If you feel like a potato, are you a carb? Do you need to kick your junk food habits out on the curb no pun intended? Are moccasins better than brogues? More importantly, what is a brogue?
Phrase 2: Yaassss! Phrase 4: Worrrkkk!!! Explanation : You are incredibly good at what you do.
It has been used in various languages since the early 20th century as a means by which members of the LGBT community identify themselves and speak in code with brevity and speed to others. Because of sodomy laws and threat of prosecution due to the criminalization of homosexuality , LGBT slang has served as an argot or cant , a secret language and a way for the LGBT community to communicate with each other publicly without revealing their sexual orientation to others. During the first seven decades of the 20th century, a specific form of Polari was developed by gay men and lesbians in urban centres of the United Kingdom within established LGBT communities. Although there are differences, contemporary British gay slang has adopted many Polari words. Slang is ephemeral.