It’s not just the song and dance moves for Gangnam Style that’s become a phenomenon but the phrase itself too.
A September 12 (local time) article by Katy Steinmetz on Newsfeed chose ‘Gangnam Style’ as its weekly highlight vocabulary phrase and also revealed the phrase itself had entered Urban Dictionary as an entry.
According to Urban Dictionary, ‘Gangnam Style’ is explained as, ‘A Korean neologism mainly associated with upscale fashion and lavish lifestyle associated with trendsetters in Seoul’s Gangnam district, which is considered the most affluent part of the metropolitan area.”
It adds, “In colloquial usage, it is comparable to the English sang terms, “swag” or “yolo”.”
The example listed reads, “Who needs food when you got gangnam style?”
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