Forget 'Big Brother', 'Love Island' is where it is at this summer, and while it has been growing in popularity since it first returned to our screens in 2015, it seems to have reached new heights this time around.

It also appears to have invented its very own 'Love Island' language, either that or us lot over here just aren't in the know of English slang. Or there's also a good chance we're just old now and not up to date with what the kids say these days. (Youths!)

Whichever it is, if you, like us, have found yourself watching and wondering just what the hell that bunch of really, really, ridiculously good looking people are talking about at times, here's your official phrase book to help you master the language of love (island).

1. Mugging Off

Our personal favourite. We generally understand it as behaving a bit shit to someone you are seeing, but the exact definition according to the interweb is: "you are being made a fool of by someone taking advantage of you".

Used in a sentence: "Are you mugging me off?!"

Variations: Muggy - (Note: It is not to do with humid weather in this context.) To do something that would look like you're mugging someone off.

Used in a sentence: "That was a muggy thing to do when Megan went after Wes."



2. Pie in the face

To get pie in one's face is to be rejected by someone, as if they are throwing a proverbial pie in your face.

Used in a sentence: "I got pie in my face."

Variations: "I can still taste the pie in my face." - I can still feel the hurt of the rejection.


3. Crack on

Yes, we know this phrase means to get on with something, but in the 'Love Island' villa, it is usually used when speaking about one's wish to pursue a courtship with a fellow contestant.

Used in a sentence: "I'm just going to crack on with *insert beautiful person's name here*."


4. Melt

If you are behaving like a 'melt', it means you usually have it pretty bad for someone.

Used in a sentence: "I feel like a proper melt."

Variations: Melty


5. Grafting

This, we know, just means to work hard, but in the villa, you are only grafting for one thing, and that is the affection of the one your heart desires. It seems to particularly involve bringing them breakfast for some reason...

Used in a sentence: "I am doing all the grafting here."


6. Do Bits

The Do Bits Society's founding father is one Wes Nelson, who coined it after him and Laura got up to some shenanigans at bedtime. Since then, Wes has been doing quite a few more bits with his current partner Megan, while he's had plenty more male and female contestants join him in the club.

Used in a sentence: "We did bits last night."


7. Put it on him/her

Get your mind out of the gutter, this isn't necessarily as sexual as it sounds. To 'put it on him/her' is to really try it on with someone by flirting or spending a lot time with them.

Used in a sentence: "I plan on really putting it on her."


8. A sort

An Essex phrase mainly used by Jack in the villa to describe someone who is very attractive.

Used in a sentence: "Dani is a right sort."


9. I got a text!

The meaning is implicit, but nonetheless, this is a phrase that is used regularly in the villa and usually brings trouble.

Used in a sentence: Eh...."I got a text!"


10. Buzzin'

To feel excitement over your feelings for someone you are seeing/coupled up with.

Used in a sentence: "I am buzzin' after my date with Jack."


11. I'd be lying if I said...

A way of trying to get yourself out of the mugginess of whatever it is you're about to say next.

Used in a sentence: "I'd by lying if I said I wasn't attracted to Zara."


12. I'm loyal

Used to mean a person giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to another but now can also mean you take somone's fella on a date and kiss them. Although the definition changes weekly.

Used in a sentence: "I'm G, and I'm loyal."

So there you have it, see if you can get away with pulling one of these gems out at the pub over the weekend, but, eh, don't blame us if you end up with pie on your face.