Jul 21, 2008

Discreetionary: meanwhile


meanwhile [MEEN·hwahyl] interjection 1. Word uttered in the middle of a conversation among PLU friends to signal that a cute guy is passing by. etymology: from the English meanwhile, which means “at the same time.”

I caught this expression from a friend of mine who used to hang out with a certain PLU barkada. Whenever that barkada was staying in a public place and someone notices a cute or attractive guy passing by, that someone would then interrupt the ongoing conversation by announcing, “Meanwhile....” and the others would get the cue. I guess this would only work when the place you are in doesn't have that many cute guys. Imagine trying this out in Greenbelt 3! :-)

I personally have never gotten to try this “signal” but maybe some of you guys could make use of it. Also, I'd like to know if there are any other similar signals used by other barkadas; it might make a great addition to our Discreetionary. Hehehe.


Mugen wrote on July 23, 2008 at 12:37 AM:

Haha. Pag may cute na dumaan sa harap ko, natutulala na lang ako. Hindi gagana sakin yung salitang yan kasi nakagat ko na yung dila ko bago ko pa masabi yung salitang meanwhile.

joaqui_miguel wrote on July 23, 2008 at 5:36 AM:

I need to educate my friends on this. They need it! Their current system is a little too obvious. lol

lobster-tony wrote on July 23, 2008 at 3:56 PM:

I learned about the use of "meanwhile" as a signal from the movie "Broken Hearts Club" sometime back. Check the movie out....its a fun movie that intergected a lot of the western gay culture prevalent at that time (circa 2000).

Also Dean Cain has a hot kissing scene there. ><

mink wrote on July 23, 2008 at 5:50 PM:

ahaha, new knowledge, thanks...

Vince wrote on July 24, 2008 at 12:07 AM:

Mugen, star-struck! Hehehe.

Joaqui, heaven forbid that their system uses pointed fingers!

Tony, I guess it's obvious I haven't seen this movie yet, even though I've heard much about it, huh? So that's where the signal comes from. :)

Mink, you're welcome!