From grafting to being pied off, acting salty or being extra with someone, it can be a minefield keeping up with the Love Island lingo – never mind the feuding, coupling and recoupling that goes on every day in the villa.
Although we can’t help when it comes to deciphering Chris and Kem’s raps (you’re on your own there), we can help you keep track of just what the islanders are on about with our unofficial LI dictionary:
Mug (adjective) (noun) Also: -gy, -ged off and –gy Mike
> Mug – to be made a fool of; to be regarded as a bit of a wally
> Mugged Off – to be dumped, lied to, ignored or generally treated poorly by either your other half or a fellow islander (see also: Pied Off)
> Muggy – to act in a disingenuous or deceptive way, eg going behind an islanders’ back and making romantic suggestions towards a fellow villa resident (see also: Theo / Jonny / Olivia)
100% my type on paper (verb) (origin: Amber Davies)
> Phrase used by Davies to describe every single new male islander to enter the villa
A bit of me(verb)
>Synonym for ‘100% my type on paper‘; used to indicate interest in a fellow islander, most often imminently after a new person has entered the villa eg. Jonny circa late June 2017: “I look at Tyla and I’m like, ‘That is a bit of me.'”
Snake (adjective) (noun) Also: -y
> Snake – a person who makes romantic intentions towards a coupled up islander behind their other half’s back or a person who relays information to other villa residents without the others’ knowledge
> Salt – anger or upset caused to an islander, often as the result of someone being snakey, muggy or shortly after being pied or mugged off.
> Salty– acting in a way as to cause upset or anger – see also: muggy, snakey, melty.
Melt (noun) Also: tuna melt, ham and cheese melt
> Derogatory term often used towards and between males to indicate sub-par actions or behaviour (see: Olivia labelling Sam “a melt”; Theo describing Jonny as “a tuna melt”; Kem remarking jovially that Theo is a “ham and cheese melt”)
> When an islander no longer has romantic intentions towards a fellow villa resident despite initially displaying interest, and often is then unceremoniously dumped and/or rebuffed for another islander (see also: Camilla and Craig / Jonny and Camilla / Tyla and Jonny)
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