Over the 5th and 6th of October 2012 1,064 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.2% of the sample were female, 10.5% in their teens, 13.7% in their twenties, 26.6% in their thirties, 27.6% in their forties, 11.7% in their fifties, and 9.9% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
Number 16 was the first one I knew, having seen it used and explained on TV just last week!
Here’s a video for number five:
Q: What current net slang do you think is not yet widely known? (Sample size=1,064)
Rank æ—¥æœ¬èªž Reading Meaning Score 1 ã‚¢ã‚¤ã‚¨ã‚¨ã‚¨ Aieee Japanese transcription of a typical scream from American comics, “Aieeee!” 100 2 ã‚ã“ã¤ Wakotsu On Nico-Nico live net broadcasts, there was initially a low limit on the number of simultaneous broadcasts, so people would spend up to an hour pressing a button to try to capture a slot. Once they got started, people would congratulate them using ã‚ã“ã¤, short for æž å–ã‚Šä½œæ¥ãŠç–²ã‚Œæ§˜. 97.4 3 ãµãã¼ã‚‹ Faboru To make something a favourite, particularly on Twitter 93.6 4 æ‰¿å‰ Shouzen Indicates that the current Tweet is a continuation from the last, due to hitting the 140 character limit. 90.6 5 ggrks Guguru Kasu Go Google it! 89.8 6 ksk Kasoku Speed up, used when a thread on 2ch or other bulletin board takes off 88.3 7 hshs Hasu hasu Heavy breathing, from haku-suu, breathe out-breathe in 87.2 8 ãƒ•ã‚¡ãƒ“ãƒ§ã‚‹ Fabyoru A not very polite way of describing a Korean getting mad 87.2 9 kwsk Kuwashiku A request for more details 86.8 10 ãƒ–ãƒ’ã‚‹ Buhiru To squeal like a pig at a moe (cute) anime 85.3 11 â–³ Sankaku He/she/it’s cool! Starting from, for example, “Ken san kakkouii!” (Ken is cool), we get “Kenâ–³” 84.2 12 ROMã£ã¦ã‚ Rom-tteru Initially was “Just read this, don’t talk about it”, but now also “Read Only Monitor”, for someone who reads but doesn’t post to a bulletin board 82.7 13 ã‚¹ãƒ†ãƒž Sutema Short for Stealth Marketing 81.6 14 ï¼¼å®£ï¼ Sky High The victory pose of The King of Heroes, Sky High, from the Tiger and Bunny series 81.2 15 ã‚¯ãƒ©ã‚¹ã‚¿ Cluster Here indicates a grouping of fans, used as for example, AKB48-cluster. 80.8 16 ã‚ªãƒ¯ã‚³ãƒ³ Owacon Short for Owari (finished) contents. Something that is in the past 80.5 17 å‘¼ã³ã‚¿ãƒ¡ Yobitame Short for yobisute and tameguchi, an informal (perhaps a hint of looking down at people) and frank talk 78.9 18 ã‚ºãƒƒå‹ Zuttomo Short for “zutto tomodachi”, usually used when exchanging photo seals. Japanese equivalent of BFF 75.9 19 ç¾Žã‚¸ãƒ§ã‚¬ãƒ¼ Bi-jogger Beautiful female jogger 75.6 20 DQN Dokyun Stupid, anti-social person, perhaps a Japanese chav 75.2 21 ã‚§ãƒ»ãƒ»ãƒ» … Yes, it’s a silent “…”, apparently from Naruto manga 73.3 22 ãƒãƒ¼ãƒˆ Cheat Now used to praise people for nice tricks or game hacks, etc 72.9 23 ãƒ‡ãƒ•ã‚© Defo An abbreviation of “default”, in the sense of “usually”. An example sentence would be “Weekday nights at that ramen shop sees defo 30 people waiting.” 66.5 24 ã‚½ãƒ¼ã‚·ãƒ£ãƒ«ãƒ¡ãƒ‡ã‚£ã‚¢ Social media Social media 65.8 25 ã†ï½ Up Short for upload, when typed in Japanese input mode 64.3 26 æŽ¨ã—ãƒ¡ãƒ³ Oshimen Short for “ichioshi member”, one’s favourite member of a group like AKB48 63.9 27 ã‚ªãƒ¯ã‚¿ Owata ASCII art of shouting “banzai!” on finishing something 59.8 28 èª°å¾— Daretoku An abbreviation of “Dare ga tokusurun dayo”, “Who’s the one who knows all about it?”, said for instance to the person starting a thread on comparing the eyelash lengths of AKB48 members 59.0 29 ã‚½ãƒ¼ã‚¹ Source Source code, nothing more complicated, I don’t think 55.3 30 ã‚ã’ã½ã‚ˆ Agepoyo “Age” is to raise, in this sense tension, which means to increase the excitement, and “poyo” is just a meaningless sound added to the utterance 54.1 31 ãƒŽãƒ¼ã‚µã‚¤ãƒ‰ No side I don’t think this means anything more than the end of a rugby match, but I’m probably wrong… 53.4 32 çˆ†ç™ºã—ã‚ Bakuhatsu shiro The full phrase is “Rea-juu bakuhatsu shiro”, abuse from net dwellers to people talking about having too much of a real life, so they should go and blow themselves up 52.3 33 ã©ã‚„é¡” Doyagao Smug face, and part of the name of a television program where it gets translated as “face of pride” 51.9 34 ãƒ¯ãƒã‚¿ Warota Slang spelling of “laugh”, used like LOL in English 50.0 35 ãŠã¤ Otsu Short for “Otsukaresamadeshita”, a stock phrase meaning “Thank you for your hard work” 47.7