Friday, March 28, 2014

Reader Jargon Dictionary

So. I (Charli) was sitting in my chair and was thinking of how much jargon (for those who don't know: "special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand") we as readers actually have! So Tori and I have come up with a bit of a dictionary for you...

Fangirly/Fanboyish Jargon 

AHHHHH- a very eloquent term which is the first thing that comes out of your mouth when real words fail you whilst fangirling over a chapter, scene or ending of a book.

asdfghjkl- a term usually used online, very difficult to pronounce, and used commonly when someone mentions a shipping (see "ship") or event.

Book Boyfriend- a boy from a book that if was real, you would want to date. Many girls have many. Fanboys may also have book girlfriends, but I do not know.

BroTP- or Brother OTP (see "OTP"). A sort of ship but for a bromance, eg Johnlock (Sherlock).

*crying*- a pretty self explanatory term.

DYING HERE- see above definition.

feels- The feels are basically what infect you to say many of the above terms such as asdfghjkl, AHHHHH and *crying*.

*flappy hands*- We don't know if anyone except Tori and I do this, but we have this thing where we flap our hands about when we have feels........

NOTP- a ship you could NEVER ship, for example Snily (Snape and Lily) or Gale and Katniss.

OMG WHAT- this is one of my (Charli) most common pieces of jargon. I use it a lot. Pretty self-explanatory, it comes out at the ends of books or plot twists.

OTP- One True Pairing. Your favourite, canon or not, ship. Charli's are Scorose (Scorpius and Rose from HP) and Fourtris (Divergent) and Tori's is Jily (James and Lily from HP)

Ship- two people you want to be together in a book.

Sparkly Vampire- *cough* *cough* Edward *cough* *cough* less said the better.

<3 <3 <3 <3 - a series of hearts.
 

General Reader Jargon

DNF- Did Not Finish- you did not like this book and COULD NOT STAND IT ANY LONGER, so you "DNF" it.

Duology- a series of only 2 books. Normally heart-breakingly so.

Genres- types of book (or film or music or anything else really). Examples are fantasy, dystopia, contemporary and fantasy.

LGBT+- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender +. Obviously this is a general term, mainly for people, but is also a genre of book.

MG- Middle Grade. Basically the genre before "teen" and also known as "tween".

NA- New Adult. They say it's the category between Adult and YA (see "YA), but personally I think it's just the term for YA with lots of slightly older content.

POV- Point of View. In short, the point of view a book is from!

Protagonist- the main character in a book and normally the person the book is in the POV of or is focused on.

Standalone- a book that isn't a series. So, like, they stand alone on their own feet? I don't know, it's a way to remember it.

Trilogy- A series comprising of 3 books. Trilogies are very common in YA (see YA)

YA- Young Adult. A little maturer than teen, but not adult.

So that is our jargon dictionary! Did you like it?

What should be added? Let us know in the comments!

2 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING :D I can't even put into words how much I love this post, so I'm just gonna go asdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjklasdfghjkl
    -Gee :D

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA thanks so much Gee!!! asdfghjkl <3

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