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Pronunciation /pa/
Usage 2023: Obscure (3% → )Caution: Most speakers don't understand this word.2022: Obscure (3%)
Book and era No book (post-pu)
Part of speech Particle

pa is an obscure interjection usually expressing disapproval, as a tokiponized form of "bruh".

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word pa is derived from English bruh, a shortening of brother. It was coined by jan Jan and jan Lija in 2019.

Function[edit | edit source]

pa is used in response to bruh moments.

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for pa (pa) depicts a speaker creating reified sound waves, a common thumbnail for YouTube uploads of sound effects. It references an audio clip of Vine user Headgraphix saying "bruh", widely known as "Bruh Sound Effect #2" after such a YouTube reupload.[1] The glyph is simplified to a triangle and one arc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bruh Sound Effect #2". Know Your Meme. Literally Media, Ltd.. Retrieved 7 March 2024.

Further reading[edit | edit source]