A guide to DoggoLingo - the social media language of dogs
What is DoggoLingo?
DoggoLingo is the language used by dog owners and lovers (aka “hoomans”) to talk about their dogs on the internet. It’s full of cutesy terms, silliness and lines of endearment and it’s constantly evolving with new words and phrases being created and adopted by dog lovers online.
When should you use DoggoLingo?
Well, there’s no hard and fast rule. It’s pretty silly and informal (rather like most doggos to be fair!) It’s mostly used online, on channels like reddit or Instagram where the dog-loving community is strong and people enjoy sharing tales (or should that be tails?!) of their pooches adventures (we know that we do!).
How do you use DoggoLingo?
Just try it out – get involved in the conversations and you’ll soon see how it comes together. Your old grammar teachers at school will likely start sweating, as proper punctuation, spelling and grammar are just not required, it’s all about being expressive – and thinking about how your doggo would view the world
Getting started with DoggoLingo:
To get you started we’ve pulled together a simple guide to some of the most used DoggoLingo terms on social media
|Hooman||Human||A dogs two legged best friend|
|Doggo||Dog||Term of endearment for your dog|
|Boop||The action you make when you touch a dogs nose e.g. boop the nose, isn't his nose just so boop-able|
|Bloop||The action you make when you touch a dogs nose e.g. bloop the nose, isn't his nose just so bloop-able|
|Heck||Like Wow! But for dogs|
|Woofer||Woof||Term of endearment for your dog|
|Floofer||Fluff||Commonly used as a term of endearment for a particularly fluffy dog|
|Fluffer||Fluff||Commonly used as a term of endearment for a particularly fluffy dog|
|Floof||Fluff||Big fluffy hair or big fluffy haired dog|
|Gis'it||Give me it||What your dog may be thinking when you have a particularly tasty snack in your hand (you know what we mean!)|
|Hewo||Hello||A way of saying hello|
|Pupper||Puppy||Can be used for puppies or as an endearing term for a full grown dog|
|Melm||When a dog sticks their tongue out|
|Blep||When a cat sticks their tongue out|
|Blop||When a dog sticks their tongue out but their mouth stays closed|
|Bork||Bark||The sound a dog makes - all dogs can bork - it can be young, old, big or small!|
Whether or not you decide to dive into the world of dog-language with your pupper, floof, or doggo we'd love to say hewo over on our social media channels. Feel free to tag us in your best melm or blop over on @barkingheads on Instagram