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wa? la?
« on: January 21, 2010, 03:24:41 PM »

i have recently started pretties (sequel of uglies) and shay and tally are calling eachotther tally wa and shally la or somethin like that.
what do these mean?
if the answer spoils the book then tell me if it does.
will i find out later on?
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 10:46:01 PM »

I don't think it's a spoiler... "wa" and "la" are what pretties call friends or people they are close to. "Tally-wa" and "Shay-la" are affectionate nicknames for Tally and Shay. A pretty uses "wa" for names that have L in them, like "Tally-wa" and "la" for names with no L like "Shay-la".
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 01:43:48 PM »

I don't think it's a spoiler... "wa" and "la" are what pretties call friends or people they are close to. "Tally-wa" and "Shay-la" are affectionate nicknames for Tally and Shay. A pretty uses "wa" for names that have L in them, like "Tally-wa" and "la" for names with no L like "Shay-la".
wow perfect explanation but i think its actually a real thing people (not in books) do too
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 10:23:25 PM »

Well, I know a bunch of Uglies fans call themselves Lily-wa or Tim-la or that. But outside of Uglies, I've never heard of that. That would be bubbly, though!
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2010, 06:10:08 AM »

Paiton-la (my real name) No sound cool... But Kazu-wa Sounds cool.. like a ring to it because my Name on myspace AKA my chara
her name is Kazura so instead of KazuRA its KazuWA  XD  But kazu-la sounds cool too
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 10:38:08 AM »

Paiton-la (my real name) No sound cool... But Kazu-wa Sounds cool.. like a ring to it because my Name on myspace AKA my chara
her name is Kazura so instead of KazuRA its KazuWA  XD  But kazu-la sounds cool too
cool name:D
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2010, 11:29:07 AM »

-wa and -la are suffixes used in Japan i think
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 01:24:40 PM »

-wa and -la are suffixes used in Japan i think

They are not Japanese suffixes, although Scott did use that general idea when creating the whole -la -wa thing. I read that in Bogus To Bubbly.
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 10:27:48 AM »

ya. they were used during the mind-rain, in Tally's city.
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 08:31:57 AM »

Yeah...I have friends who call me Maggie-la who've never heard of the books. So, it's a normal thing as well as an Uglies reference.
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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 08:52:25 AM »

Cool. I'm gonna start using Uglies slang.
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 09:13:51 AM »

yea la with out l wa with l. im called shel-wa or Michelle-chan XD
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 01:34:13 AM »

ICY!
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2010, 09:28:52 AM »

I was in social studies a few weeks ago and she said something about a project and I was like " Bubbly" Under my breath and the person in front of me turned around and was like," what?" :)
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Re: wa? la?
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2010, 09:30:00 AM »

Awesome
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