Why You’re Seeing “Om Telolet Om” All Over Social Media
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Why You’re Seeing “Om Telolet Om” All Over Social Media

If you’ve been on social media anytime in the last 24 hours, there’s a good chance you’ve seen “Om Telolet Om” about a bajillion times. Tweeted from folks all over the world and left in comments on pretty much every celeb’s Instagram posts, it’s swept across the internet as fast as, well, as something that’s gone totally viral. But what the heck is it?! Here’s your answer!

If you’ve been confused by “Om Telolet Om,” don’t fret. You’re not the only one.

It’s sort of two things really. Its original meaning comes from the Indonesian for “Sir, honk your horn, sir” (sort of). Young folks, apparently entertained by the unique sounding horns of the buses from the area (they are pretty darn awesome), have been trying to get the drivers to honk as they pass. Taking vids of their efforts (natch!), it’s become a sort of a #MannequinChallenge sitch.

But that’s not where this ends. For some wild reason, people started spamming performers in the EDM scene with the phrase. DJs were totally confused…

But like most viral things online, it was quickly picked up by the DJs themselves…

And from there…

Although some are already proclaiming it dead and over with…

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(h/t Mashable; photo via amazingmikael/Getty)