I tend to abbreviate. A lot. It’s not intended to be exclusionary, i.e. if you aren’t part of my “inner circle” you won’t get my references. It’s a combination of habit and comfort.

I didn’t coin most of these phrases or abbreviations, but have instead cribbed its use from Dramabeans OT, my gang of drama-watcher friends on Twitter, and the general use of the phrase in pop culture.

Again, these aren’t mine, and never shall be. Feel free to use any or all, but use judiciously so as to not overuse them. I would hate to retire of any these from usage because it’s suddenly everywhere all at once.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

Glossary of Terms at the Playground:

OTP – one true pair.

FTW – for the win.

Ship – to support one pairing, think of it as worship part of the ship.

PIE – refers to Chung Jung Myung, because he is a cutie pie.

Team Park Kyu! – refers to folks who love the character of Park Kyu from Tamra the Island, played by Im Joo Hwan.

Binnie – Hyun Bin.

LMHMG Lee-Min-Ho-My-God.

Bora Must Die – supporter of ending the tyranny of whiny, entitled rich princesses who wreak havoc on long suffering heroes in drama.

OPW – oppa, pout, wiggle – the act of whining and using feminine wiles to cajole an older man to do your bidding.

ICOMYM – inappropriate crushes on much younger men – a club for women with said affliction.

Poor Bidam! – people who feel so sorry for Kim Nam Gil‘s Bidam character in Queen Seon Deok, who gets screwed by the plot and by history six-ways to Sunday – it’s often used anytime KNG is mentioned, regardless of the context.

AFS – annoying face syndrome – when someone’s face, whether all natural or partially artifical, annoys the viewer for whatever reason; can be exacerbated by bad acting.

My I Lub You – used to denote that K-actor you would give your life for – for me it’s Jung Woo Sung.

My RobotSong Seung Heon.

Roman GodJoo Jin Mo.

Fist-in-mouthJo In Sung‘s man-crying to end all man-crying sessions in What Happened in Bali.

M&M – referring to everyone’s favorite ahjusshi Kim Gab Soo.

The VoiceLee Seon Kyung.

Team Rat Bastard – Those who against our better judgment support Kim Seung Soo‘s cheating, dastardly, asshole ex-husband character in I Am Legend. We ride a bus.

Pool Boy/Ninja BodyguardYoo Ah In.

The Moony Faction – Those who love Moon Jae Shin in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Together with The Yummy Faction (supporters of Yong Ha), can form the Yummy-Moony Coalition. These two groups exist in bromantic harmony and peace.

Boat or Boating – the word boat sounds very similar to the word bed in Chinese, so a boat scene is an euphemism for a bed scene in a drama or movie. Boating is the performance ofย said scene.

Holiday Couple – Mu Gyul (Jang Geun Seok) and Mae Ri (Moon Geun Young) from Mary Stayed Out All Night. He calls her Merry Christmas, and she returns with the greeting Happy New Year! They are so adorable it’s like falling into a ten-feet deep pile of cashmere bedding and never wanting to get up from the feeling of sheer bliss.

Geun-Geun Couple – the real life dream coupling of Jang Geun Seok and Moon Geun Young. It’s a holy grail, people, so keep the faith all GG shippers.

* I’ll try to update anytime you have a query, or a new term gets coined.


15 Responses to Glossary

  1. Kristal says:

    Someone was asking me to name my favorite Korean actor a few weeks ago and kept naming off really mainstream/popular actors like Won Bin, Jang Dong Gun etc. When they said Jo In-sung, I was like ‘not the over-the-top crying guy!’

  2. D says:

    you should also add the moony facton and yummy faction in there….lol

  3. lsk4020 says:

    Joo Jin Mo=Roman God


  4. comics_gilz says:

    Ockoala….mind if i’m asking…what is the meaning of BTS and AKP? ;D

  5. J.J. says:

    :raises hand: I vote “lip-latch” a move which Kim HyunJoong/Baek SeungJo uses on his costar Jung SoMin/Oh HaNi in PK, in this lexicon. Or “monkey editor” whenever bad editing/production is seen and/or felt.

  6. ryeryelove says:

    ockoala, since you are soooo into MMM, maybe you should coin a term for its characters.well, just a suggestion.kekeke…

  7. francais says:

    Lee Min Ho My God. xDDD Epic, I love that one!

  8. Rockz says:

    Thanks for this. Love it very much. How are you going to refer the Cha ‘ Spice” Seung Won from City Hall ?

    Also, what is NG means? (I am so stupid not to know this ^^)

    • ockoala says:

      NG = No Good. Filming terminology for scenes that are flubbed or otherwise not usuable.

    • tamilu2u says:

      Rockz… can we just call him His Hotness? I’m in a quandary as to whom I like more.. His Hotness Cha Sueng Won or the totally sexy Lee Jung Jae. Decisions decisions.. I’ll sleep on it at least a few more nights before I decide.. roflmao..!

  9. Jnt1024 says:

    Hmm…is the “My I Lub You” a reference from Hong Gil Dong? Just wondering…

  10. TWSSG TEAM says:

    [News & Photo] Jang Keun Suk ‘Ole Beauty Winky Eye’ CF in Thailand. (7th January 2011)

  11. zore says:

    just wondering, why do you call song seung heon “my robot”

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