Category Archives: Chinese

AiYa! 3rd most tweeted.

With Asians now overtaking Americans as the world’s biggest tweeters, it is no surprise that AiYa, (哎呀!), the Chinese based phrase indicating surprise, shock or admiration has also overtaken, “dude” “fucktard”, “Dog”, “hole” and “Beiber” on the list of the most tweeted “words”. “AiYa!” is also rapidly closing in on LOL and ROFL.

SocialMedia World Forum Asia, spokesperson Nicholas Aaron Khoo when asked about the rising popularity of the phrase, told The Asia beat, “Ai YA!”

SocialMedia World Forum Asia will be held in Singapore on the 22nd and 23rd of September.