A highly important study has found out how many people understand Love Island lingo
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YouGov Omnibus has uncovered how many Brits actually understand Love Island lingo, and it turns out that most people are pretty perplexed by the use of phrases like ‘muggy’ and ‘pied’.
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My type on paper - 30% understand it
30% of the public know that the phrase refers to someone whose personality or appearance is exactly the ‘type’ of person they'd usually fancy.
Dictionary definition: in theory rather than in reality.
Love Island definition: someone you fancy.
Example: “You are 100% my type on paper, so I just think it'd be good for us to get to know each other a bit better.”
Who is associated with it most in the villa: Amber. This was her most used saying for the first 5 weeks as she eyed up every new hunk to enter the villa before declaring that on paper they were her type - how romantic.
"Your my type on paper" Amber is going to rinse out the whole fucking rainforest with the amount of paper she's wasted #loveisland— TEEKS (@BADDEST_TEEKS) July 5, 2017
Melt - 14% understand it
Only 14% came close to getting this one right, with 10% believing it means an idiot or a wimp, and 4%
Dictionary definition: to become liquefied by warmth or heat, the process of turning something from a solid state into a liquid.
Love Island definition: 1. An insult describing a person who has fallen for someone and gone soft. Example: “I can’t believe how much I fancy him, I’m acting like such a melt.” 2. A wimp, a loser. Example: “Jonny is literally a tuna melt.”
Who is associated with it most in the villa: Jonny. Everyone’s been described as a melt at some point but Jonny definitely takes the crown for being the meltiest geezer for his stroppy behaviour and treatment of love interests Tyla and Camilla.
Catching up on Sunday nights love island and Theo goes "Jonny is literally a tuna melt" ahhahahahhhahahha— Mahee (@maheecx) July 11, 2017
Grafting - 9% understand it
A huge 52% were able to define ‘grafting’ as meaning working hard, however, the Love Island definition is specifically about putting in work to impress or flirt with someone, and only 9% identified this definition.
Dictionary definition: Botany. To insert (a graft) into a tree or other plant; insert a scion of (one plant) into another plant. Surgery. To transplant (a portion of living tissue, as of skin or bone) as a graft.
Love Island definition: To put a lot of time and effort into getting to know or flirting with a person.
Example: “Theo’s really going to have to graft with Tyla after what he said last night.
Muggy - 5% understand it
Only 5% correctly defined this term as someone who’s being two-faced or just a bit of a bad egg, while 22% said ‘muggy’ referred to cloudy and humid weather.
Dictionary definition: (of the atmosphere, weather,
Love Island definition: Someone who’s playing you, or taking you for a fool,
Example: “Muggy Mike just stole the girl I’m seeing”
Who is associated with it most in the villa: Mike aka Muggy Mike.
Dad just said it was muggy outside, and my mind immediately goes to Muggy Mike. Love Island may have ruined my life. #LoveIsland— Lorna Russell (@thedaychaser) July 16, 2017
Pied - 12% understand it
Only 12% got this one right, while 70% were clueless.
Dictionary definition: a baked food having a filling of fruit, meat, pudding,
Love Island definition: in the villa, being ‘pied’ means being unceremoniously dumped, often in favour of somebody else.
Example: “Olivia pied off Sam as soon as Chris entered the villa - ouch.”
Who is associated with it most in the villa: Jonny and Camilla. Poor Camilla got pied by Jonny so he could be with Tyla but then he ended up getting pied himself by Tyla when Theo walked in and stirred up trouble.
Jonny getting pied for being too boring after getting rid of Camilla for being too boring is what I call karma #loveisland— Soph (@sophhharper) July 10, 2017
ick - 3% understand it
Only 3% of people could correctly define this, while 83% had no clue what it might mean.
Dictionary definition: none
Love Island definition: a feeling of discomfort you get with a romantic partner you are no longer attracted to.
Example: “Things were going really well with Sam, but now I've caught the ick, I just don't think I can kiss him.”
Who is associated with it most in the villa: Olivia. She brought the phrase to the villa and used it to describe how she couldn’t see a future with Sam because she’d caught the
Love Island taught me that when you suddenly become grossed out by a guy you liked..It's called the ick and it's a real thing girls get— Lydia Martin (@lydiiaa_) July 20, 2017