BTS‘s J-Hope just earned himself a brand new nickname and the explanation for it will make you love it even more!
For the past 10 weeks, BTS has received #1 on Billboard HOT 100. Each morning after this happens, ARMYs anticipate J-Hope’s selfie expressing his shock and gratitude for the impressive feat. His captions, however, are where the origins of his new nickname can be found!
Hold on, what’s happening?
Ending his captions with a bit of aegyo, or cuteness, he slightly changes the phrase “What’s happening” (museun il–iya). By adding an “m” onto the end, it becomes museun il–iyam, a much cuter way of asking the question!
Wait what’s happening (museun il–iyam)…?
Since it sounds like “yam” at the end of the sentence, the totally adorable nickname “Yamyam-i” (얌얌이) was born!
Even when posting different captions, he continued to add the cute suffix “yam” at the end of his sentence, showing that he’s doing it purposefully.
7 [weeks]….ARMY is the best (jjang-iyam)…😇🥰
Sincerely thank you, ARMY … 💜
I love you (saranghae-yam)….🥰😍
Is this real life… (sashil-iyam)? For real… (jinjja-yam)??
Every week when BTS succeeds, ARMYs wait for “Yamyam-i” to wake up and post his precious selfie.
ARMY and BTS is seriously amazing…(daedanhae-yam)
The sweet nickname is just as cute as J-Hope is!