To mark SNSD’s 4th Anniversary SNSDKorean.com has created our very own definitive dictionary on the girls! Welcome to the Soshictionary. A place where you can learn more about the Soshi World!
Credits go to Crazy51 for creating the first version of the Soshictionary for their 3rd anniversary! This is the more permanent version for the website, and in a way you can call it the Soshictionary 2nd Edition
This dictionary is essential for understanding the terms in the Soshi World. This is a place where the word “mushroom” is no longer merely a type of fungus, or where the word “genie” is not the magical spirit who grants wishes of its beholder? All these words have different meanings in the SoShi world. In the spirit of SNSD’s 4th anniversary which only couple days away, we tried to compile these words into a SoShi-dictionary!
Reminder: The Soshictionary will continue to evolve over time. If you see certain terms missing feel free to contribute by posting the word and a short definition in the comments below. You may find your submission a part of the Soshictionary!
Ace Family – a group comprised of the OTPs: JeTi, YoonYul, SunYeon, HyoYoung, (YongSeo/SeOT9). The name was established in an episode of KBS2’s Entertainment Relay Guerrilla Date featuring SNSD.
Reporter: How do you think the teams were divided?
Jessica: We’re the aces. We’re the best ones. /does peace
Reporter: In looks?
Jessica: In looks and talent.
Tiffany, Yoona, Yuri: We’ve got it all.
Across the street –HyoYoung/SunYeon/Maknae
Reporter: How do you think the teams were divided? What do you think?
HyoYeon: We’re prettier. /chuckles
TaeYeon: We’re the aces. /smirks
The maknae may/may not be included in this family because she receives love equally from all of her unnies and/or from her goguma husband YongHwa. See also: JeTi, YoonYul, HyoYoung, SunYeon, Sweet Potato Couple
Aegyo [애교] – Acting overly cute. There are two general forms of aegyo:
Voice – characterised by whining and baby-like sounds.
Body – peace signs, head tilts, pouting, winking etc…
When the two forms are put together, aegyo can manifest in either one of three ways:
1) Sunny – So cute that you want to hug or punch her… affectionately (?). See Also: JuBuAe
2) Yoona – “Upgraded” aegyo: the crying choding. The girls have said that it sounds like a crying elementary school student, which isn’t exactly ‘cute’ in a traditional sense: “When it keeps getting repeated, it starts to kind of grate against your eardrums.” Even Sunny, SNSD’s Aegyo Queen, hates it so much that she would push Yoona down the stairs. See also: Unnie
Ahjumma [아줌마] – Middle aged woman. See Also: JummaTaeng
AAGG (PiP) – Refers to [All About Girls’ Generation-“Paradise in Phuket”] DVD set. A DVD collection of everything related to SNSD, including their recent vacation to Phuket, Thailand. A must-have item on every SONE’s wishlist.
Alligator [ Korean: ahgeo 악어] – a large, hard-skinned reptile that can open its mouth as wide as Im Yoona when she laughs.
Amajjing – Variant of “Amazing”, the word that Kim Taeyeon uses to express her amazement.
Arrow Dance - The very popular archery like dance from the song “Hoot”. The girls shoot viewers with an arrow, captivating their hearts! The dance move is rather simple, all you do is imitate an archer pulling back for a shot. Everytime you pull back, you also have to spread your legs apart. When loading your arrow simply close your legs together, and be ready to spread them again when you reload.
Bad Girl – One of the songs off SNSD’s 1st Full Japan Album. Otherwise known as the epitome of SNSD’s “badassness”. Say hello to biker Soshi rocking bare midriffs, aviator sunglasses, studded leather and ripped denim. The MV has been known to cause severe nosebleeds as well as other characteristics of an overwhelmed fanboy/girl. Caution: Not for the weak at heart.
BK Yuri – Refers to Yuri’s athletic alter ego. Korean Professional baseball player nicknamed “BK” (Kim Byunghun) was impressed after seeing her throw an opening pitch at a Doosan Bears baseball game where she displayed top-notch form and a surprisingly powerful (and high) leg kick. BK then gave her the nickname “BK Yul” and it has become a famous talent that Korean fans like to see.
Black Pearl [Korean: heukjinjoo 흑진주] – Kwon Yuri’s nickname due to her slightly tanned skin.
Non-S♡NE: Hey do you know Black Pearl is making a comeback after the long hiatus?
S♡NE: What? But Kwon Yuri never leaves…
Non-S♡NE: Gee, you’re such a S♡NE! I’m talking about the 4-member girl group Black Pearl who also debuted in 2007!
Black Soshi – A new bold and darker Soshi concept that was created for their Run Devil Run promotions.
Bug [Korean: bulle 벌레] – Tiffany Hwang’s greatest fear/enemies, hence Operation SUBSTRACT.
Byuntae [변태] – Korean for “pervert”, it’s not a coincidence that the word is highly associated with the acclaimed pervert Kim Taeyeon, thus coined the term ‘ByunTaeng’. The word “byuntae” is also often associated with the other SNSD members for their highly suspicious actions.
Cabi – Short for Caribbean Bay, a Water Park that SNSD and 2PM promoted for in 2010.
Catch-Me-If-You-Can Dance – The famous “Running/Conga Line” choreography of the performance for “Run Devil Run”. The girls perform this in unison, either in a line holding onto each other’s shoulders or individually. The dance itself is not too difficult. Start with your side facing forward/audience. Slide your right foot back, and bring your leg up off the ground as if you were running full speed. At the same time bring your right hand forward gracefully and bring it slowly back, so that your hand grazes your butt and lower back. Repeat with the left side.
Chin-dongsaeng [친동생] – Blood related younger sibling. eg Krystal is Jessica’s chin-dongsaeng. See also: Jung sisters, Dongsaeng
Cold City Girl Dance – Another dance from Hoot, and considered to be one of the more sexy Soshi moves. You first start with your hands on your hips, with your arms slightly bent. Imagine “holding yourself by the hips”. Elbows out to the side. It’s important for the fingers to overlap a little across the stomach. You pull your chest inwards. You strut forward with your right leg, and rotate your left shoulder in the same direction. When you strut your left leg forward, you pull your left shoulder back, accentuating your right shoulder. You follow this with a right leg strut, and then you also pull your right shoulder backwards to bring your left shoulder forward.
Cow Herding Dance - Starts right after the part in ‘Oh!’ where they all surround Jessica. They immediately start “lassoing” an invisible rope, and move closer towards the audience as they do it. It starts off with their knees being slightly bent depending on their position. Then they rotate their arms clockwise 4 times, moving forward each time they “lasso”.
Crab Leg Dance - Arguably SNSD’s most famous dance move. The girls place their hands at the back of their hips with their knees slightly bent inwards toward their bodies. They jive their bodies towards the left and bring it back to the original stance. They proceed to shake their hips and then transition to their crab leg motion. Which involves moving their knees inwards and outwards while moving in a particular direction. They slide their feet as they move. (see Gee)
Cucumber – [Korean: oh-ee 오이] a long, thin, green vegetable which Jessica Jung despises; thus the war declared against it.
Dancing Queen – Kim Hyoyeon. Regarded as the best dancer of SNSD, she is very passionate about dancing and specializes in popping, locking and hip hop.
Danshin [단신] – The vertically challenged; namely Lee Soonkyu, Kim Taeyeon, Kim Hyoyeon, Jessica Jung and sometimes Tiffany Hwang. People who are labeled “short” just because “others are abnormally taller”. DdilFany [띨파니] – Tiffany Hwang’s nickname, literally “Clumsy Tiffany”. The nickname was first given after her famous mistake during one of SNSD’s first performances of “Into the New World” and also for her innate talent to unintentionally bring physical harm to herself. DdilFany in action: Deer/Doe – A term of endearment used to describe Im Yoona.
Devil -1) The one that better run run run for messing with the girls.
2) Super playboy that fools around.
DJ Soon - Short for “DJ Soonkyu” aka “DJ Sunny“.
Dolphin Scream – Jessica Jung’s high-pitched scream that sounds almost identical to a dolphin’s screech.
Dongsaeng [동생] – Younger sibling, but generally used to refer to anyone younger. eg SNSD are Super Junior’s dongsaengs, f(x) are SNSD’s dongsaengs. See also: Chin-dongsaeng.
Don Jess – Refers to Jessica as the Don or leader of the Kkangpaeshidae mafia family (see Kkangpaeshidae ). More frightening than the Godfather, Vito Corleone, but 100 times more Gorgeous (see Gorjess).
Eye Smile – Tiffany’s ability to melt your heart. Other members with high proficiency in this skill: Sunny.
Echo – Echo.. Echo.. Echo..
Fanfics – Stories written by SONEs that revolve around and incorporate the 9 members of SNSD and, sometimes, other members of the K-Pop community. It can be gender-bender in nature and may involve some risque behaviour between our 9 ladies. OTPs features heavily in the story lines, although fantasy and horror based themes have on occasion been introduced.
Fanart – Illustrations of our 9 favourite ladies by talented SONEs. Many themes are featured in these depictions of our beautiful girls.
Fan-sign – An organized session whereby fans (see SONEs) are given the opportunity to get up-close and personal with their favourite earthly angel among the 9 ladies. Another must-do item on every SONE’s wishlist.
Fany – Another name for Tiffany, our favourite eye smile girl. See also: Eye Smile
Forever [Korean: yeongwonhee 영원히] –
1) The word that comes up every time the girls are asked about how long they think SNSD will last.
2) The title of a ballad track from SNSD’s “Oh!” album.
1) The title of SNSD’s epic mega-hit song from their 1st mini-album which holds the record for being the longest running No.1 song on KBS’s Music Bank for 9 consecutive weeks.
2) Normally associated with skinny jeans (usually colourful), vintage t-shirts and deafening fan chants.
The South Korean Army’s favourite word.
1) The blue dude that comes out of Aladdin’s lamp.
2) Alternate/English title for SNSD’s 2nd mini album “소원을 말해봐(Tell Me Your Wish)” which contained the lead single of the same title.
3) Often associated with military-themed outfits, nine pairs of flawless legs and SNSD’s famous “Hacky sack dance”.
Girls’ Generation –
1) English/international name for nine-member Korean girl-group, So Nyuh Shi Dae (SNSD). [So-nyuh = girls, Shi-dae = generation]. See also: So Nyuh Shi Dae
2) The title of SNSD’s first studio album and lead single which was a remake of Lee Seung Cheol’s 1989 song.
Goguma [고구마] -
1) Maknae Seohyun‘s favourite food, Sweet Potato! Her love for this particular root vegetable has even led her unnies to say that Seohyun found sweet potatoes more interesting than boys.
2) The positive side of the “secret code/ranking” system devised by Tiffany, Taeyeon and Seohyun on MBC’s “We Got Married” as an indication of Seohyun’s attraction towards her then virtual husband, Jung Yonghwa. See also: Goguma Couple, We Got Married, Hamburger (2)
Goguma Couple – See: Sweet Potato Couple.
Hamburger [햄버거] -
1) Sunny’s best friend and Seohyun’s mortal enemy.
2) The negative side of the “secret code/ranking” system devised by Tiffany, Taeyeon and Seohyun on MBC’s “We Got Married” as an indication of Seohyun’s attraction towards her then virtual husband, Jung Yonghwa. See also: Goguma Couple, We Got Married, Goguma
Hacky Sack Dance - Popular dance move from “Tell Me Your Wish/ Genie”, which is easy for all fans to do. Start with your hands behind your back, left leg forward, right leg angled behind it. Bring the right leg forward and kick it to the side, above your left knee. Bring the right leg down so it is forward in front of your left leg and use it like a pivot to do the same move with your left leg.
Hello Baby [헬로 베이비] – A reality TV series that aired in 2009 starring SNSD. The girls got a taste of motherhood by taking care of a baby boy for months. Filled with many epic Soshi moments, Hello Baby is a definite “must see” for all SONEs. See also: Kyungsan.
Hoobae [후배] – A junior colleague/classmate. eg SNSD are Super Junior and DBSK’s hoobaes while SHINee and f(x) are SNSD’s hoobaes. Opposite of hoobae – (see Sunbae)
Hoot [훗] – SNSD’s 3rd mini album released in October 2010 with the title track of the same name. Easily identifiable for its “retro spy/cowgirl/70’s show girl concept, the girls created yet another dance trend with their “arrow shooting dance”.
Hwaitaeng - Taengoo’s version of Hwaiting!
Hyoraengi/Horangi [호랑이] – which means tiger; it is one of Hyoyeon’s nicknames.
HyoYoung – the OTP of HyoYeon and SooYoung. Like SooRi, HyoYoung is a gag couple but often times exhibit more violence than kkab. While these two are quite possibly the most underrated members of SNSD, their gifts of gab and randomness are indisputably uncontested, especially in the form of dance.
Ice Princess [Korean: eoreum gongju 얼음 공주] – aka Jessica Jung. The nickname was given to Jessica for her sometimes cold demeanor and straightforward personality. Although according to Kwon Yuri, the ice princess is now “warm”, or you could say that the ice has melted.
Indigo Pearl – A private resort in Phuket, Thailand, where our angelic 9 ladies had a fun-filled vacation of sorts (documented in their “Paradise In Phuket” DVD series). See also: AAGG “PiP”
Insole – [Korean: kkalchang 깔창]. The best friend of the vertically challenged, an insole is a piece of material that is put into a shoe to help Danshins (namely Sunny, Taeyeon, Jessica, Hyoyeon, and often Tiffany) create the impression of being taller than they actually are. Alternatively, blocks may be used, but are less convenient as they hinder movement.
Invincible Youth [Korean: cheongchunbulpae 청춘불패] – A popular South Korean variety show that aired on the Cable Channel “KBS2″. The show featured 7 female KPop idols (collectively known as the G7) where the girls experienced life in rural Korea first hand. Our very own Sunny and Yuri took part in 32 episodes of the show and each made cameos after they departed. Hyoyeon and Sooyoung have also made guest appearances on the show.
Jangshin [장신]– Vertically gifted people born with long, slender legs; namely Kwon Yuri, Choi Sooyoung, Im Yoona, and Seo Joohyun. Responsible for bringing up the average height of SNSD.
Jelly – Nickname given to Taeyeon during her stint on the popular reality TV show “We Got Married” by her then fake husband, Jung Hyung Don. This is due to her love of anything with lots of sugar, mainly gummy worms.
JeTi/JeNy [제티] – shortened for the Jessica and Tiffany couple. Other names include: the “Opposites Couple,” “Strawberry and Banana Couple,” “The American/California Girls.”
There are over 9,000 names. Their relationship is often love and hate and have garnered the term “frenemies” due to their contrasting personalities.
1) Both were born in the same California hospital
2) They attended Korea Kent Foreign High School together pre-debut
3) Have an official duet called “Caramel Coffee/카라멜 커피 (Talk To Me)” on the “Oh!” Album
4) Are fluent in
Sometimes considered JetiHyun, with the addition of SeoHyun as their love child.
For diehard fans of this OTP read Pooltide’s “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.” See also: Ace Family
JuBuAe [주.부.애] – Aegyo that calls for a punch. Shortened from 주먹을 부르는 애교. See Also: Aegyo-Sunny
JummaTaeng [줌마탱] – Another side of Taeyeon that SNSD members and fans have noticed. This stems from her ‘ahjumma’ habits and tendencies. For example, she has been known to take food from shoots or sets and to store it away for later. She also has a great knowledge of traditional Korean songs despite her young age. Other ahjumma tendencies: laugh/chuckle, and the way she speaks.
Jung Sisters/Jungcest – Refers to the lovely and talented sisters, Jessica of SNSD & Krystal of f(x). They have consistently shown love and support for one other by attending each others performances and events. The Jung Sisters performed “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha as a part of the “SM Town’10” tour. Jessica has be known to “bully” Krystal, but it’s normal for the Ice Princess/Don to push around her underlings.
Kim Yeolsal [김 열살] - Literally “10 year old Kim”. A nickname given to Kim Hyoyeon by the other SNSD members for her “chodingness”. See also: Choding. For example, when she’s in a good mood, Hyoyeon has been known to wave her hands in the air or do a funny dance.
Kkab [깝]- Korean slang for being extremely energetic/playful and overreacting in a silly/annoying manner. The word “Kkab” stems from the phrase “깝치는” (kkabchineun). Often associated with Kwon Yuri. See also: KkabYul
KkabYul [깝울] – Kwon Yuri’s “Kkab” alter ego. Hidden beneath the usual poise, elegance and glamour, “KkabYul” usually makes her appearance in SNSD’s dorm, when Yuri thinks no one is looking or on variety shows (although now less frequently shown). See also: KKab
Kkangpaeshidae [깡패시대] - Gangster generation, the name given to the mafia family consisting of our 9 gorgeous ladies. See also: Dis is Surrious Bidnezz, Don Jess
Kko kko ma [꼬꼬마] - “Little kid” in Korean. “Kko ma” alone means “little kid”, while the extra “kko” is added to make it sound cute. Although an “ahjumma” at heart, it is often used as a reference to Kim Taeyeon for her childlike features, earning her the nickname of SNSD’s “Kko kko ma leader” aka “kid leader”.
Kwon Seobang [권 서방] – Literally meaning “Husband Kwon”, referring to Kwon Yuri. “Seobang” is an old fashioned way of referring to ones husband and is now often used in a humorous context. This particular nickname is most commonly used relative to the YulSic pairing. See also: YulSic
Lee Soo Man [이수만] – The founder of SM Entertainment, SNSD’s management company; also recognized as Sunny’s uncle.
#lifeofasone – A common hashtag amongst SONEs on twitter; refers to various habits that would only occur in the #lifeofasone.
Locksmiths – Another term used to describe the exclusive OTP between Taeyeon and Tiffany. Refers to the matching necklace pendants worn by both parties, one of which depicts a lock, and, the other, a key design. See also: TaeNy
Maknae [막내] - Refers to the youngest member of a group, and in Soshi’s case, Seohyun. For more information see, The Definitive Maknae
Mistake [Korean: Nae Jalmot-ijyo 내 잘못이죠] - a track off their 3rd mini album “Hoot”. Lyrics were penned by Kwon Yuri herself! FMV below.
Mom [Korean: umma 엄마] -
1) The people who gave birth to and nurtured each of our 9 earthly angels to adulthood.
2) The theme of one of the most touching songs from SNSD (Dear Mom).
3) Woongjin Coway’s tagline idea for their water purifiers (endorsed by our 9 ladies).
Music Bank [뮤직뱅크] - A KBS music show that runs on a weekly basis. Points are calculated by combining scores from Digital Music Sales, Album Sales, TV/Radio broadcasts and Viewers Choice. The songs are then charted on Music Bank’s countdown chart (K-chart) and the #1 song is then given an award. SNSD currently holds the record for the most #1 wins, most #1 consecutive wins (nine) as well as the highest scores on all 3 chart calculation systems to date.
Mushroom Fany – A nickname for Tiffany stemming from the time SNSD first debuted and Tiffany was not entirely fluent in Korean. She mispronounced the word boseok 보석 (gems) as beoseot 버섯 (mushrooms), resulting in her introductory phrase becoming “버섯보다 빛나는 티파니” (brighter than mushrooms, Tiffany) as opposed to “보석보다 빛나는 티파니” (brighter than gems, Tiffany).
1) Cold-Noodles, a yummy and healthy Korean dish.
2) The title of a special duet song first performed by Park Myung Soo and SNSD’s Jessica for the popular variety show “Infinity Challenge“. SNSD has also performed the song several times during their concerts.
Oh! – The second full-length album by Girls Generation. It was released on January 28, 2010 in Korea and features the popular title song of the same name. This album was re-released as “Run Devil Run Repackaged” and also holds special meaning for being the album that helped them win their first ‘Disk Daesang’ at the prestigious Golden Disk Awards.
Oppa [오빠] -
1) A respectful term that females use to address older males such as older male friends or older male siblings.
The most common manifestation of a Kpop fangirls’ ear piercing shriek. “Oppaaaaaa!!!!”
Pink Ocean – Refers to the pink sea formed by SONEs holding up pink glow sticks, lightsabers or balloons at concerts and performances in support of SNSD.
Power of Nine – Refers to the almost mystical bond between the 9 members of SNSD that allows them to overcome all odds (like fatigue, stress, injury,sickness) to achieve the impossible in their musical careers to date. See also: Soshi Bond
Princess Fiona – Hyoyeon’s nickname after she came back from studying in China. During her stay, she had gained weight and Sooyoung noted this by calling her Princess Fiona. At the time, Hyoyeon was happy to be called a princess, until she learned who Fiona was (from Shrek).
Rapper Hwang – Tiffany is the pseudo rapper of the group as demonstrated during their first Japan tour.
Royal Family – Yulsic pairing and their shippers. See also: Yulsic.
Run Devil Run -
1) The lead single from the repackaged version of SNSD’s 2nd album, ‘Oh!‘.
2) “Friendly” advice given to the “super playboy” (see Devil) to beat a hasty retreat as a fate worse than death awaits him if he stays.
Rocker Taeng – One of Taeyeon’s personas; a fierce and powerful aura underneath the dorky and adorable kid leader’s usual appearance.
S-Line – Voluptuous curves like an hour glass! Kwon Yuri arguably has the best S-line in SNSD.
Saebyuk [새벽] - Jang Saebyuk is the name of the character that Yoona played in her first leading role as an actress in the popular Korean drama, “You Are My Destiny”. The television show itself was well received causing Yoona to receive many news fans as an actress. Some of these fans would refer to Yoona as Saebyuk.
Secretary Hwang – A nickname given to Tiffany by Comedian Kim Shinyoung. The backstory behind it involves Tiffany excited to see “Aaa-bah-tar” on television and expressing her content to Shinyoung. While she was entering the number for Avatar into the television, she accidentally flipped to “The Female Secretary”, a movie from a much different genre. *coughs*
Seobaby – Nickname of Seohyun, the maknae of the group (see Maknae). She is called Seobaby because she is the “baby” of the group, as well as possessing cute natural features and charms.
Sergeant Sica – Sooyoung on Intimate Note once talked about Jessica and said “…when you look at her from behind, she looks like a guy. She has the air of an army sergeant when she walks; she walks with her feet turned out.” This is where the nickname Sergeant Sica for Jessica came about.
Shikshin [식신] - A nickname for Sooyoung who is famous for enjoying food (even her mother said so). It is derived from “Shik” (식) and “Shin” (신) which mean “eat” and “god” respectively. Together it basically means ‘god of eating’ and other members have been known to be Shikshins as well.
Shōjo Jidai [少女時代] - The Japanese translation for “So Nyuh Shi Dae”, and what many Japanese fans will refer to them as.
Show! Music Core [Korean: Syo! Eumakjungshim 쇼! 음악중심] – An MBC music program that was MC’d by our very own Yuri and Tiffany from April 4, 2009 to July 31, 2010 with occasional guest MC appearances for special events.
Sica – SNSD Jessica’s nickname, derived from the Sica in Jessica. She got the nickname because a lot of Koreans found it easier to call Jessica, Shi-ca instead of using the english pronounciation. It is now very common to hear people refer to her as Sica.
Sica Effect – A certain type of awkward atmosphere that only Jessica can create. Whenever everyone is in a good mood, Jessica can make a joke or a comment that will completely nullify it. The members of SNSD call this the “Sica” Effect.
SM Entertainment – The media and music company that manages and trains various artists including our very own SNSD.
SM Family – The name of all the artists under the SM Entertainment label.
SNSD Korean – The largest international blog for SNSD, where SONEs from around the world get to satisfy their Soshi addiction.
SooRi [수리] – The OTP for Sooyoung and Yuri, the most kkab couple in the entire fandom. These two will go to extreme lengths to make you laugh without any regards to their image. They also had re-occurring roles together in a Korean Romantic drama called Unstoppable Marriage.
SooSica [수시가] – The OTP for Sooyoung and Jessica.
1) Currently roommates
2) Trained the longest (alongside HyoYeon) in SM, met in elementary school
3) For no other reason, the most epic fanservice ever in a Soshi OTP (even if it is fake!):
SooSun [수순] – The OTP for Sooyoung and Sunny –the giant and the small fry, respectively. Individually, the two are among the best of the group in variety show talent but together, their witty personalities seem to clash and often end up in a love/hate relationship.
SoShi [소시] – A shorter and simplified term that that refers to “So Nyuh Shi Dae” (소녀시대).
Soshified – The largest international community forum for SNSD, Soshified is the Mecca for many SONEs.
Soshi Bond – The special close emotional and physical relationships shared by the 9 ladies of SNSD that allows them to overcome all obstacles (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) placed in their collective paths. See also: Power of Nine
Soshi Pairings – This refers to the special “exclusive” relationships enjoyed by our 9 ladies. The permutations are almost endless and the relationships are all real ! See also: TaeNy, Yulti, etc
S♡NE/SONE - Pronounced “so-one”/소원; means ‘wish’ in Korean. This is the official name of the fanclub for Girls’ Generation! SONE is derived from So (in So Nyuh Shi Dae) and one, and is meant to symbolize the important relationship between the fans and the girls. Hence So-One, Sone, S♡NE. “소원 (Perfect for You)” is also a song on their first single, which was later retitled “Honey.”
Soonkyu [순규] - Sunny’s birth name “Lee Soonkyu” (이순규 ). Deemed an “old fashioned” name, the other SNSD members often tease Sunny by mentioning her real name in public. However, her name is particularly fitting as it fits Sunny in her purest and natural form (Super Sunny!), she really does have the ability to do nearly anything! (Including catching chickens with her own two hands,
LIKE A BOSS)
SPAO – A Korean clothing brand marketed by the E. Land Group that features SM Entertainment artists SNSD and Super Junior as their brand ambassadors.
Star Call – Star Calls are celebrity video messages that are done for the fans, via the Star Call website. Fans can pay a small fee to encourage a Star Call from their favourite artists. Soshi has participated in several Star Calls since debut, including this one from SMTown Paris
Steering Wheel Dance – A fan favourite in Japan, this dance was choreographed for SNSD’s Japanese single, “Mr.Taxi”. Start with your hands holding an imaginary steering wheel, at the 3 and 6 o’clock position with knees slightly bent. You start off by steering your wheel to the right, and swaying your hip to the right as well. Then you steer to the left, and move your hips to the left as well. Repeat these two actions again. Right after, you straighten your legs and steer the imaginary wheel in 3 directions, starting from the left, moving to the center, then to the right. They steer towards the right when they do this part of the dance because they are going left-to-right.
SuByung /SunByung [써병] - “Sunny’s Folding Screen”, aka the name given for the Hyomin (T-ara) and Sunny pairing from “Invincible Youth”. The name came about by making a pun on 써니 “Sunny” and Hyomin‘s nickname on the show, 병풍 “ByungPoong” (Folding screen). The two have had many hilarious moments on screen, and definitely are one of the most popular non-soshi pairings.
Sunbae [선배] – A senior colleague/classmate. eg DBSK and Super Junior are SNSD’s sunbaes while SNSD are SHINee and f(x)’s sunbaes. Opposite of sunbae – (see Hoobae)
Sunny Bunny/SunBun – Favourite nickname of our adorable Lee Soonkyu given by her fans, the Sunshiners. It is used because Sunny’s persona is “brighter than the Sun” itself and she always lightens up any situation that she is present in.
SunYeon – OTP consisting of Sunny and TaeYeon. This dorky couple is also known as “Dandyu” or “Danshin Couple” for their fun-sized heights. One the master of aegyo and the other, the hater-of-all-things aegyo, these two shorties share deeper secrets in the confines of their shared room that all S<3nes wish they knew.
If TaeYeon is the head of the group then Sunny is the neck –always providing foundation and support to the head. Commonalities between them include: height, age, butt perversion, and radio djing. See also: Ace family.
Sweet Potato Couple – Refers to the famous and now very popular ‘We Got Married’ couple that involved Seohyun and Jung Yonghwa (CN Blue). They were given the nickname Sweet Potato couple by the viewers mostly due to Seohyun‘s love for the vegetable. Yonghwa even purchased a sweet potato field for her birthday (which she loved). You can read more about the Sweet Potato couple here.
Taeng DJ – Taeyeon‘s DJ nickname for her long stint as a DJ on “Good Friend Radio/Chinhan Chingu Radio” (more commonly known as “Chin Chin Radio”). She was an extremely popular radio personality and even won an individual award as “Rookie of the Year” at the 2009 MBC Drama Awards
Taengoo [탱구] - A fun nickname that Taeyeon created for herself. What’s the meaning behind it? We’re not sure ourselves.
TaeNy – The OTP of Taeyeon and Tiffany (it’s real !)
TaeSica [태시가] – The OTP of TaeYeon and Jessica, SNSD’s two eldest members. The lead singer and main singer have ad-libs on all the girls’ tracks for days. Both are certified Byuntaes of the group and have starred in the lead roles of the musicals Midnight Sun and Legally Blonde.
TaeTiSeo – The name of the newest Soshi sub-unit formed by SM Entertainment from Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun. As expected, their first mini-album and title song, both entitled “Twinkle“, shot to Number 1 on practically every music chart that it was released on.
“The Boys” – Someone that only our 9 ladies (The Girls) can bring out. Refers to the SNSD hit song from their 3rd full album of the same title. The track was produced in collaboration with American music producer Teddy Riley (comes in 2 versions, English and Korean).
Ti-Manager/Manager Hwang – The managerial side of our favourite eye-smiles girl (see eye smile). Nobody can say no to her requests, unless they have a heart of stone.
Tour – Something that every SONE wishes to happen in his/her country, where our 9 ladies pay a visit to do a full SNSD concert performance.
Triplets – A term of endearment that refers to 3 of the “jangshins” of SNSD, Yuri, Yoona and Seohyun, due to their similarity in appearance (especially to new SONEs).
“Twinkle” – Not then star, but the title song from the mini-album by TaeTiSeo (see TaeTiSeo), the newest sub-unit formed by SM Entertainment from the Soshi 9.
Unnie/eonni [언니] -
1) A respectful term that females use to address older friends or siblings of the same gender. (Similar to “Oppa”, but for females)
2) Yoona’s aegyo filled secret weapon of mass destruction, “UNNIIEEEEEE“. (see Aegyo-Yoona) Other members that have been known to utilise the same method: Hyoyeon, Sooyoung
Variety-dol – “Variety” + “Idol”. Nickname given to Kpop idols that are recognised for their variety talents.
We Got Married (WGM) [Korean: Woori Kyeoreunhaeseoyo 우리 결혼했어요] - another popular Korean Variety Show that first aired in 2008. It pairs up famous Korean celebrities to show viewers what it’d be like for them to be married. Taeyeon and Seohyun have both been main casts on the show while the other SNSD members have all made guest appearances. See also: Sweet Potato Couple
Wink – A gesture that SNSD commonly uses to attract and play with the heart of fans! Who doesn’t love Taeyeon’s wink from the Run Devil Run performances! Or Tiffany’s cute wink, shoulder tilt and smile combination? How about Sica’s wink to Jay Park? Sunny’s super cute wink? Sooyoung’s classy wink, or Hyoyeon’s fun wink. Let’s not forget Seobaby’s fail winks as well!
YoonYul [윤유ㄹ] – the OTP between Yoona and Yuri. Most of their prankster couple antics were documented in the SNSD show “Hello Baby” where the two officially dubbed themselves “YoonYul.“
The two were often mistaken for twins at the height of their debut due to their similar looks and laid-back personalities. YoonYul (along with fellow Ace Family OTP SunYeon) are currently roommates.
This couple (alongside JeTi) has reached epic status in Darkaslay’s “Who I Was From the Start.” See also: Ace Family.