The Love Island dictionary for dummies
Love Island has taken the world by storm, raking in an astonishing 3.4 million viewers.
Together, it unites Britain. We have fallen for the nation's sweethearts Jack and Danni, openly slated Adam’s treatment of women and rooted for Dr Alex to find that special someone. However, there is something that baffles me each episode- what is up with the way they all speak?
If you need help in crackin’ some of the Love Island lingo, we have comprised a dictionary of some of our favourite catchphrases.
1) Pied [off]:
Coined from the literal action of throwing a pie in someone’s face. In other words, it is the act of someone ignoring your sexual advances.
Alex: Hell, I can’t believe Hayley just completely pied me off.
2) Crackin’ on:
To be hitting on/getting with another contestant in the hope of partnering up or being a couple.
Eyal: I can’t believe Megan is trying to crack on with Wes.
Laura: If Wes wants to crack on with Megan, then be my guest.
3) Stepping on people's toes:
To flirt with someone who is already coupled up.
Georgia: I don’t want to come into the villa and step on anyone’s toes.
To make a fool out of someone else or make them believe you were into them when you weren’t.
Laura: I can’t believe Wes has ditched me for Megan, that is so muggy.
5) Mugged off:
To have someone disrespect you or leave you for someone else.
Rosie: Adam has just completely mugged me off for Zara.
6) Melt: To be a melt is to be an idiot or a wimp.
Jack: I’m falling for her, I’m an absolute melt mate.
Another word for saying someone is good looking or hot.
Jack: Danni is an absolute sort mate.
To flirt or court another contestant.
Adam: I’m gonna try grafting Zara.
9) Stick it on him/her:
Flirting, kissing, hugging and grafting in the hope of getting another contestant to fancy you.
Adam: Alex is about to stick it on Ellie!
10) Putting all my eggs in one basket:
A metaphorical term for giving your 100% commitment to someone.
Wes: I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.
11) Keeping my options open:
When you are not ready to commit and feel that someone better might come along.
Adam: I want to keep my options open.
11) My type on paper:
When someone is your usual type (often looks-wise). It is often used when there is something missing.
Megan: Eyal is typically my type on paper, but my head is saying go for Alex.
12) Where’s your head at?:
Often used when discussing romantic feelings between people.
Zara: Wes, where is your head at with Megan and Laura?
13) Lay it on thick:
An intense version of flirting, often involving physical contact.
Alex: Eyal likes to lay it on thick and that is just not my style.
14) Lost my head/ my head’s gone:
When something has thrown/confused you and you no longer know what is going on or how you feel.
Adam: Zara has walked into the villa and my head's gone.
15) Do Bits (society):
An exclusive society for contestants who have performed sexual activities with each other.
Jack: I wish I was part of the Do Bits Society.
Similar to quicksand, Olivia used it in last season when she gained strong feelings for Chris.
Olivia: I’m whipped. I’m caught in dicksand.
When something someone says is cute or flattering.
Samira: He is so cutesie OMG!
When someone has been sly or done something behind your back.
Samira: Megan is such a snake.
19 ) Throwing shade:
Arguing or insulting another contestant.
Megan: I can’t believe Laura is throwing shade at me.
20) The 'ick':
When you fancy someone and everything is going well. Then, all of a sudden, everything they do starts to gross you out and thought of being with them makes you cringe.
Megan: I did fancy Eyal, but I just don't anymore
21) Flack attack:
When Caroline Flack comes into the villa to cause drama.