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The Luvvie Glossary of Random Stuff I Say!

I have developed my own lingo because I’m random and lazy so I’ve found certain ways to express my emotions that are sometimes shorter than what folks are used to. I forget sometimes that I’m almost speaking my own language so when I write and talk like this and folks look at me funny, I’m wondering why.

And when I hashtag a word that is misspelled, it means I did it on purpose. Some of these I came up with and some of these I picked up while loitering these internets.

Anywho, this has been a long time overdue. It’s a glossary of some of my favorite words, phrases and faces. Getchu a piece!

Also, yes, I use these in real life too.

Luvvie Glossary

The Luvvie Glossary

ALLATAHM – Since “all the time” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Alphet – This means “outfit.” I got it from one of the Dumbest Tweets of 2011. Someone actually thought “outfit” was spelled like this and it has stuck with me since.

AMISH – This is “homage” (as in “pay homage”), also brought to us by one of the Dumbest Tweets of 2011. Ever since I saw it used like this, my life has been richer for it. Example: “Pay AMISH to the legends!”

Aarons – Someone said “running aarons all day” on Twitter. “Aarons” is errands. I HOLLERED.

Brother Franklin – The small-statured Nigerian man who praises God with everything he has every Sunday. He’s made famous by this video on YouTube and perfectly epitomizes celebrations of epic proportions. Example: “I’m hitting my Bro Franklin.” It is below:

Chile,… – Like saying “Girlllll…” It’s “child” without the “d” pronounced.

Classless wonder – I got this from my Mom and she says it to describe people who are, well, classless and foolish.

*dead* – So funny I’ve died. Unliterally. I’m just kidding. I’m just laughing really loud or whatever it is made me fall out. See:

DEAD Nicki gif

Damb – For some reason, damb makes me feel better about cussing. Besides, “damn” is no fun.

DAMMUT! – Because “damn it” doesn’t do the job.

DINNAMUG – This is “than a mug” which is a more dramatic way of saying “very.” Example: “I am tired DINNAMUG!”

E’em – This is how I say “even” because who needs 2 syllables when 1 will suffice? Example: “She doesn’t e’em have any chill.”

Eyes are sweating – Because I am a thug and thugs don’t cry, when water falls from my eyes, I deem my eyes to be sweating. Or they’re raining. Or they went for a run.

Cry Onions gif

Ennehweighs – Because “anyway” is boring.

FAHN – When someone is so handsome or pretty that you don’t feel like enunciating “fine.” FAHN is more expressive. Example: “Harrison from Scandal is so DAMB FAHN!”

FOOL Saddown gift basket – A parting gift you give someone who has done or said something stupid. It can come with such items as the Get Your Life candle set or the Have a Seat Incense Stick.

Funegro – I got this from one of Tyler Perry’s plays when Madea used “Funegro” to describe the funeral of a, well, negro.

Getchu a piece – My way of saying “check it out.” Example: “Getchu a piece of my latest blog post.”

GIBBADAMB – Giving a damb is the act of caring about something and pouring energy into it. This somehow turned to GIBBADAMB while I was ranting one day. Example: “I’ont GIBBADAMB!”

Gooning – Letting someone have a stern talking to or tongue-lashing.

Hairhat – Some wigs and weaves look like literal hats that folks placed on their heads. Therefore, they are hairhats. Not unlike:

hair-hat

Have a seat – When someone does or says something that makes you wanna just offer them a seat in the corner to think things through. There’s even a Have a Seat T-Shirt you can order. Related: SADDOWN. And it usually comes with this: \___

Here lies Luvvie – When someone says something so hilarious that all I wanna do is go lay down and write out a will.

iCan’t. – When I cannot deal with something. Usually followed by such phrases as: Unable to CAN. I have CAN INABILITY. I need a CAN REFILL.

iCan't Pocahontas gif

I DON DIE! – This is pidgin English for *DEAD*

IJOT – “Idiot” according to Nigerians when we insult someone with fervor. “He’s such an IJOT!”

I’ont – “I don’t.”

iQuit U. – It means I’m done with the person it’s directed to. At least for 2 minutes. Usually means they said or did something so ratchet that I can’t even deal.

iShan’t – It’s “I shall not.” When I refuse to do something or deal with it.

iSweaFOLAWD! – Some people “swear to God” and I prefer to SWEAFOLAWD (swear for Lord)! Also: iSweaterGAWD!

*kicks trashcan* – This is me throwing a tantrum. You know when you’re so mad that you want to hit something but there’s nothing around so you take it out on the innocent trashcan? Yes. That.

LAH – “Lie.” It has more emphasis. And imagine me saying it loudly. Example: “The devil is a LAH!”

Leyomi drops – Leyomi Mizrahi’s signature move is when she drops backwards and bounces back up with a twirl. This is a celebratory move. This is what it looks like:

leyomi leiomy drop gif

Love pocket – Because sometimes, the word “vagina” kills the mood. I prefer “Love Pocket” because it is surely a pocket that is full of love and should be treated as such.

Minuswell – Some of the simpletons on Twitter don’t seem to know that it’s actually “might as well.” I have adopted this and use it daily. Example: “You minuswell just chill.”

Murk – When something has slayed me, made me laugh like a hyena or rendered me helpless. “I have been murked by that GIF!”

NAWL – Since “no” is too soft.

Outchea – “Out here.” Example: “Y’all can’t be outchea being reckless.”

Pordee – “Party” isn’t as exciting.

Pregnet – “Pregnant.” I got this from some of the non-spelling people on Twitter. I love it.

Ratchet – This is synonymous with foolish or ridiculous. It can be good or bad. Shourrout to my Ratchet and the Geek podcast!

Saddown – Instead of saying “sit down,” sometimes you just want to tell someone to SADDOWN. Think of how a grandma would say it.

Self of steam – Because the people on Twitter are really dumb, someone thought “self-esteem” was actually “self of steam.”

Segzy – Nigerians love to say SEGZY instead of sexy. It keeps life interesting.

Shade – Being able to covertly insult someone or something is the art of throwing shade.

shade gif

Sharrap – When “shut up” seems too proper (which is always). I got this from the way Nigerian folks say it. They turn it into one word and the T is softened into a SHARRAP!

Shourrout – Why say “shoutout” when “shourrout” is more awesome?

Side-eye – Looking at someone sideways. This is judgey and necessary.

Oprah Side Eye Gif

Talmbout – Because “talking about” is too many syllables.

Thug down – As a practicing thug (O_O), being caught up in emotions is rare. And for those rare occasions (like Mufasa’s death in Lion King) and you find your eyes sweating, your thug is down. It has taken a break. Also related: Thug on the floor. Thug is obsolete.

Unable – When you cannot deal with something, you can simply say you are “unable.”

Unable toucan gif

UNABLE TO CAN – This is when “iCan’t” doesn’t do the job of expressing how unable I am.  Other variations: “My inability to can is deficient” etc. etc.

Verklempt - It means to get emotional. I got this from watching old Saturday Night Live clips with Mike Myers playing an older Jewish mom who always got “verklempt.”

*WALL SLIDE* – When something happens that renders you unable to talk about your feelings so all you can do is just slide down a wall. Think of most Lifetime movies. There’s a video of me doing the *wall slide*. Also, see below:

Wallslide Cartoon gif

Wayment – It’s the shorter version of “wait a minute.” Twitter taught me.

WELP. – When someone does or says something that you find incredibly appropriate or makes a strong point, you can cosign with a hearty “WELP.” ”

Wig snatch – The act of proverbially taking someone’s wig off. When you use your words to render them naked up top. This is what happens during gooning.

Womp – This is usually used to express “oh well” or as an exclamation after something you don’t like happened. “I just missed my bus. WOMP!”

Yansh – This is pidgin English (spoken in Nigeria) for “ass.” You’re welcome.

Twerk Dude gif

The faces

(-__-) – This face usually accompanies SHADE. It’s my eyes squinted. In smug fashion. Get with it.

O__O – This is a blank stare. It sometimes is used at the end of something that I said if I’m being sarcastic or facetious.

O______________O – LONG blank stare. Someone did too much.

O_o – This is a side-eye. I am usually judging someone for something when this is used. Or judging myself for saying something ridiculous.

>___> – This is also a side-eye.

Cats giving epic side-eye

This cat is my spirit animal.

\(.__.)/ – This is me with my hands in the air or fist pumping. I’m probably saying “WHOOOO!!!”

The chairs

\__ = Have a seat

(\____/) = Have a whole couch

\______ = Have a chaise lounge

|_____| = Have a park bench

I think that covers my random terms (or not). I probably left some out, so let me know if I did and I will update this list. So for all those folks who read my posts going “Ok I only understood half of what she just said” YOU’RE WELCOME! :-D

And to those who always understand my random terms, you know we go together!


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98 Comments

  1. April 2, 2013 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Dinnamug is still not here and I still do not know what it means/how it was derived…

    • April 2, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

      I just added it! Check it out.

      • Ra
        April 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm — Reply

        Dinnamug is STRICTLY ChiTown bound lol. Right up there with bogus.

        • Naturally Alise
          January 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm — Reply

          Dinnamug is a largely southern thing, I’v ebeen saying it for YEARS! Gets the job done, lol

          • J'Unique
            May 30, 2014 at 8:40 pm

            DINNAMUG is very St Louis MO too! 8th grade, we wuz hungry dinnamug, so we ran to the lunchroom and the principal was like Y’ALL QUIT RUNNING (yes, she said Y’ALL) and we was laughin harder dinnamug! What? O_O

        • me
          May 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm — Reply

          Actually we say dinnamug on the west too. Have for years. And bogus…

      • June 4, 2014 at 2:23 am — Reply

        Luvvie, I looooves you! But, just a quick one, Brother Franklin is from Kenya. :-)

        I’m Kenyan, living in Kenya, and yo, we claim our own real quick. :-D

    • Saundra
      April 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm — Reply

      Nah…now we been sayin DINNAMUG forEVER in NorCal (most pacifically in SF). We couldn’t say “dinna mofo” without gettin popped with the back of Big Mom’s hand…so there you have….dinna mug

  2. April 2, 2013 at 11:53 am — Reply

    Luvvie – one of the things I luv about you IS your amazing vocabulary! Thanks for the quick primer!

  3. Jabari
    April 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    Hey Luvvie girl!….love the list (the more you know)….now if I can just get you to educate us about the FOOL SADDOWN basket and all of its accoutrement (yea, I read), that would give my entire life….#KThx

  4. TajMahal
    April 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    You can’t forget these icons:
    \__ = Have a seat
    (\____/) = Have a whole couch

    I knew these terms! Yay, I passed!

    But I’m sure there’s something I don’t know the meaning of. I’ll tweet or comment if I find one.

    • April 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm — Reply

      You just made me add a whole section for chairs. LOL

      • TajMahal
        April 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm — Reply

        YES! \(._.)/

      • April 11, 2013 at 7:50 am — Reply

        doing a *wall slide* myself over these illustrations! Girl you are hilarious!

  5. isonprize
    April 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    funnier DINNAMUG! = funnier than a muthaf#@$%^r! not that muhfuhs are funny…

  6. KC
    April 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    I thought I would add a bit more Webster’s dictionary to: DINNAMUG – This is “than a mug” which means “very.” Example: “I am tired DINNAMUG!”

    It is derived from “Than a Muufugga” Then shortened to muuuuu which then turned into dinnamug. Example: It is hotter than a muufugga out here.”

    Now with that said it’s been a few days since I was on dumbest tweets so I think I can check it out and have a better day today :-)

    • T.O
      May 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm — Reply

      Thanks!its now clear to me

  7. KC
    April 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    LOL!!! I see a few of us were thinking the same.

  8. shadgg02
    April 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm — Reply

    WELP \(._.)/

  9. Gracie
    April 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    Luvvie,

    Please know that when I first started reading your blog I recognized what most of these words were but the Leyomi drop. Now that I have been introduced and we are BFFs.

    This Glossary is everything!

  10. keybreezy83
    April 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    lmao but u forgot to add #races

  11. April 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm — Reply

    I think I love you. This aggregate of foolery has made my day!

  12. April 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm — Reply

    Didn’t you also say “the den of iniquity.” For example, “Twitter is truly the den of iniquity.” I liked that one.

  13. curlybean
    April 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm — Reply

    ok i need “can”. all the rest I proudly understood. LOVE the chairs!

  14. TeeNikki
    April 2, 2013 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    That toucan gif have me every ounce of life I needed right now. Ohhhh, you gotta add that “gave me life”

  15. Ashley
    April 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    What about ISwearFoLAWD? Lol.

    • April 2, 2013 at 6:16 pm — Reply

      Oh yeahhh! Lemme add that!

  16. Tanya
    April 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm — Reply

    Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life….. I haven’t seen you type that in a while though.

  17. KDS
    April 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm — Reply

    Bro Franklin almost made me pee my pants!

    Thank you

  18. Sio
    April 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    I didn’t see #iSWEATERGAD, that slayed me the first time I read and re-read it!

  19. April 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    YAHZ to the glossary! We been BFFs in my head since I found your blog, so I was already on it!
    I need you to add OOP & outchea tho.

  20. paintgurl40
    April 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    luvvie you forgot MURCH!

  21. April 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm — Reply

    “Laidt” or the adding of “t” to anything..lol.. my hair is laidt, hunty!

  22. mizzpicklezz
    April 2, 2013 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    Ma’am you just made my day! LOL!! My favorite is Talmbout!! haha I know some old mothers who say it EXACTLY like that

  23. keybreezy83
    April 3, 2013 at 8:36 am — Reply

    You forgot #isweatergawd!!

  24. April 3, 2013 at 9:33 am — Reply

    “And to those who always understand my random terms, you know we go together!”

    You said it yourself, we go together so you can’t say “iQuit U” to me as this would be a forfeiture of a legally binding imaginary agreement. LOL

    • April 3, 2013 at 9:36 am — Reply

      Also I didn’t see #iLive or #what is your life

  25. Nichelle
    April 3, 2013 at 10:58 am — Reply

    You should add “no country ” & “let them cook” lol I get it from context, but I think it’d be hilarious to see your definition in writing haha!

  26. Rachmo
    April 3, 2013 at 11:24 am — Reply

    The Brother Franklin and the Tasia Mae gif fighting air ALWAYS kills me

  27. Ayana
    April 3, 2013 at 11:58 am — Reply

    This is why we go ta-getha! I knew what all this! LOL BTW, “DINNAMUG” SOO chi-town!

  28. April 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Hm I will add that I believe Leyomi identifies as a transgender woman, not a drag queen, but I know Luvvie too well (via reading her blog posts) to not sense any sort of mal-content (see what I did there?) <3 Luv to Luv Ya Luvvie!

    • April 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm — Reply

      I actually didn’t know that. No mal-content there at all. I love Leyomi.

  29. Twin
    April 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    The Brother Franklin gif has gave me life in my office and has had me in tears as i listen to the background music. After this there will be people doing this at their churches during offering time.

  30. Kevin
    April 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    Where’s #Amish? Slayt me on Dumbest Tweets

    • April 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm — Reply

      OMG! How could I forget AMISH??? Adding it now!

  31. April 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    Speaking of Brother Franklin, have you seen the Harlem Shake Brother Franklin remix?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bB-x0M7MZw

  32. MsZ
    April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    Ok. That clip of Bro Franklin has me crackin the hell up over here!! I ’bout fell out my chair when he flipped in front of the lady in the orange shirt! She was like “Oop!!” I think that should we all get together in one room, nothing would get accomplished because we’d be acting a damn fool the whole time!! Love your blog chickie!!

  33. Charlotte
    April 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm — Reply

    I’ve started saying “Womp” in real life and I am so much better because of it!

    • April 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm — Reply

      Right? It makes life better for us all.

  34. NJ
    April 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    What about “minuswell”? First time posting. Long time reading. Love your blog!

    • April 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm — Reply

      Yessss! That just got added.

  35. April 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm — Reply

    Good to know I understood most of them on Twitter lol

  36. JizaDiva
    April 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    We SO go together! I could’ve written your glossary, but the fact that you provided it is beyond awesome!
    You are my constant source of comedy! Thanks for making me LMAO on a regular basis!

  37. Adwoa
    April 4, 2013 at 2:40 am — Reply

    oooh, but what about murked?? i feel like after years of being a stan (ooh what about stan? haha), that is the one term i still don’t actually understand…

  38. Jamie
    April 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm — Reply

    Coming out of lurkdom to tell you that you forgot “Groupon Peen”. That term sends me into peals of laughter every time you write it!

  39. isonprize
    April 5, 2013 at 8:21 am — Reply

    Murk, murked, Murking…

    I still can’t figure that one out.

    • April 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm — Reply

      I just added “murked.” Getchu some.

  40. Tan
    April 5, 2013 at 9:16 am — Reply

    Yeah Murk!

  41. AH
    April 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    Don’t forget “I shant” still tryna figure that one out. Lol

  42. tiffwalk
    April 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm — Reply

    Seeing Oprah doing a side eye was funnier dinnamug!

  43. Rachel
    April 8, 2013 at 12:36 am — Reply

    This is great! Also, maybe “not about that life”? I always think of your Harriet Tubman post, LOL. LOVE IT!

  44. Christie
    April 8, 2013 at 7:27 am — Reply

    What about tea? As in ‘tea for my fever’?

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  46. Bunny
    April 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    OMG Bro Franklin!!!! iCan’t!!!! Oooh lawd, my head hurts from laughing so hard. I think I even snorted a few times!!! I surely needed this laugh today!!!! Thanks Luvvie!!!

  47. April 17, 2013 at 11:39 am — Reply

    “Valkempt”…. explain. (Did I even spell that right? Thats the only one that I can not figure out or sound out)

    P.s. You are my best friend. You bring all of the double rainbows to my life with every post, you hear me, ALL OF THEM!!!!

    I try to put all my friends on to reading your blog goodness! Keep it going!!!!!!

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  51. ayah
    January 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm — Reply

    I need a graphic of that Fool Saddown Basket and it’s entire contents. Please! Who can make this happen?

  52. Pretty
    January 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm — Reply

    “I don die” brought me here. I’m west African and this made me laugh so hard and loud at work I had to send out an email apology.

  53. audrey whitaker
    January 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm — Reply

    Ewwww Lordy ….
    If my grannie was still alive she would wop yo azz for stealing so many of her south carolina sayings!
    Made me laugh my azz off and she’s ascended so don’t worry bout it none! :)

    Love your blog!

  54. Alecia
    January 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm — Reply

    You give me sooooo much life. Thanks for The Luvvie Glossary. Most of your words I understand, but it’s a couple had me like, whaaat?? Lol so love you.

  55. February 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    Needless to say I’ve been on board with”Luvviese”
    the planet’s most fun language since I started reading your blog. I live for Brother Franklin. I’m just glad his version of liturgical dance is so spicy and acrobatic.

  56. Kimpossible
    February 13, 2014 at 7:20 pm — Reply

    We go together! */* cheering with pom-poms

    • Kimpossible
      February 13, 2014 at 7:22 pm — Reply

      Pffft! auto-correct…Booooo!
      */*

  57. Shawn E Shawn
    February 14, 2014 at 5:48 am — Reply

    Here’s the shrug emoticon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and one can have SEVERAL seats \_ \_ \_

    • Shawn E Shawn
      February 14, 2014 at 5:49 am — Reply

      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  58. Andrea
    February 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Please add my personal fav… bagginfoaf!

  59. Dee
    April 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    Love these!! (And the way you spell secks)

  60. Krokrokoto
    May 15, 2014 at 1:12 am — Reply

    We’ll add this I fabricated this one! (Assfie) pictures of females making the kardashian ass pose

  61. Tina
    May 16, 2014 at 9:28 am — Reply

    I didn’t see sweatergawd…lmao

  62. May 17, 2014 at 8:59 am — Reply

    I didn’t see “honey bunches of nope” hahahahahahaha I am new, didn’t need the dictionary because I get you! But oh boy did I love reading it! You my friend are the giver of life on a daily basis!! Love you mean it!

  63. May 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    What about “Stans” I’m assuming it’s “fans” but would love to know the origin of that one!

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  65. msdrema
    May 30, 2014 at 11:18 am — Reply

    Ok, wait. Is there something wrong wih my blackness environment? Am I the only person who thought “dinnamug” came from Martin? I had never heard it before then.

  66. Purpleistah
    May 30, 2014 at 11:50 am — Reply

    LAWD Luvvie u iz sumting else!!! Nuff Joks n ENTAHTAINMINT wid ah twist!!!

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  69. August 22, 2014 at 7:52 am — Reply

    I love your lingo and have tried to think of ways to incorporate some of them into my vocabulary. One of my favorites that is not on this list is “crine” for crying (while laughing).

  70. September 11, 2014 at 6:15 am — Reply

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  71. Lola
    September 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Because of you, I’ve been making up my own words. #Bednot.

    That dog #bednot come over here.

  72. November 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm — Reply

    i cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this glossary. *dead*

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