Latina raised in the suburbs….Wepa

Brenda Enid Mejias,
Honeybrook, PA.

True Puerto Rican girl…..
I am the one with all the family recipes…
And I love being her.

Wepa– According to Urban Dictionary
A word of jubilation that is uttered by mainly Hispanics, especially within the Puerto Rican community. It normally is yelled at high volumes in a nasal manner, especially after something that is celebrated. “Wepa” normally means, “All right! Good job! Congratulations! Yeah!”

When saying, “Wepa!,” you must hold the “e” for the longest amount of time, and “a” for just as long. Variations are also acceptable.

Pronounced: Weh – pah; you must say it nasally or there is no true jubilant effect.
Student 1: I just a 98 on my Chemistry final!
Student 2: All right, man! WEPA!

Puerto Rican singer: ¿Estamos listos? (Are we ready?)
Audience: WEPA!!!!

Priest: I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.
Attendee: WEEEEEEEPAAAAAAAAAAAAA! (applauding the couple as he says it)


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