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E-Lafda is a Hindi slang term used in Indian internet circles. It is best translated to e-drama or internet drama. The phrase is used to refer to petty arguments and squabbles that occur and gain notoriety on the internet. The term first became popularized in the year 2020 on Twitter, Reddit and YouTube.


The term "lafda" in Hindi typically translates to squabble, argument, or a general suspicious happening.[1] Some early uses of the term can be found on Reddit,[2] YouTube[3] and Twitter.[4] However, the earliest known meme to use the term was posted by Instagram[5] page @epic_top_comments_india, gathering over 2,000 likes in three years (seen below).

Then Lafda Ha bhai bunty ke ghar ke bahar mil apne bando ke sath lamfda ho gaya Now Ha bhai Bunty ki timeline me aa jaldi 4-5 bando ke sath lamfda ho gaya

The meme compared "lafdas" or squabbles "then" versus "now," with older squabbles being depicted as Cheems saying "Come meet outside Bunty's house bro there's beef," and modern squabbles being described as Cheems saying "Come to the timeline with 4-5 friends bro I'm beefing with Bunty."


In June 2020, various tweets discussed "e-lafdas," including Twitter[6] user @abbushrek on June 5th, 2020 (seen below, left). On June 23rd, 2020, Twitter[7] user @sexiananoit posted a tweet that gathered 50 likes (seen below, right).

abhishek @abbushrek suggest some topics for e-lafda on twitter?? 6:56 AM Jun 5, 2020 36 Likes 1 Bookmark 40 Ananya @sexiananoit Who called it twitter drama and not E-lafda. 10:47 AM Jun 23, 2020 7 Retweets 50 Likes 1 Bookmark

On March 23rd, 2021, Instagram[8] page @intellectualmimix posted a meme using the word "e-lafda" and gathered over 6,000 likes in two years (seen below, left). On May 10th, 2021, Instagram[9] page @69.flix posted a meme using the word as well, gathering over 1,300 likes in two years (seen below, right).

I have 2 sides introvert, have no friends, doesn't want to fight with anyone,doesn't have courage to talk with girls in real life here also Introvert,have many friends, E-lafda on every 3rd day, owns a meme page,can talk with girls but ruined it by saying"aap grill/girl ho kya?" on social media @humourous.episode ΰ€«ΰ₯‡ΰ€‚ΰ€• E lafda All my homies believe in mishrasays_ School k bahar wali maar peet

In February 2022, the Twitter[10] page "GemsOfE-Lafda" began posting screenshots of internet squabbles, gathering 17,000 followers by April 2023.

Various Examples

Ayo cbse kids remember one thing before an e-lafda with me nickknation_ I got passed by a proper examination unlike you F#ck Twitter fights n e-Lafda ●+ @oyenischay Men my homies miss Recess wali hatha paayi. pro in escapism lgbtq hater just to look cool; consider everything normie and cancels it lusts all day on hot women; girl like which he's avg dank memer never gonna date because she wont date a loser acts misogynistic and based to look cool but simps like a despo in girls dms will keep rr abt life but do nothing has no real life irl ek lafde me pant me mootne ke sath hag bhi de lekin e lafda me stud banenge unemployed quite low in real life dominance hierarchy but think himself as superior than others Anish @Aniiiiish Contact for all types of e-lafda's Anshul kidult' @imjellybhatt 5m And maybe die there this time pls. 27 1 2 Anish @Aniiiiish Replying to @imjellybhatt and @maddhav_ @Cyberdost This person @imjellybhatt is telling my client @maddhav_ to die I have prepared the legal notice 12:42 PM Feb 28, 2021 Want to go Rishikesh and do rafting one more time. 1 27 This Tweet was deleted by the Tweet author. Learn more Anish @Aniiiiish - 13m @Cyberdost 9 This person @imjellybhatt is telling my client @maddhav_ to die CC: @Delhi Police : : I have prepared the legal notice where under appropriate sections of IPC where do I send it ? Srishti Pandey @srishtayyyy my trust issues started when i learnt Falguni Pathak and Neha Kakkar e-lafda was scripted 11:44 AM Sep 26, 2022 301 Retweets 89 Quotes 86 Bookmarks 5,091 Likes Cybercops in 2015 Catching online drug sellers, stopping human trafficking, stopping online scammers, stopping spread of fake news. Cybercops in 2020 Haha, E -Lafda goes brrrr

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External References

[1] Rekhta Dictionary – Lafdaa

[2] Reddit – sunraybee

[3] YouTube – sike

[4] Β Twitter – Papaocus

[5] Instagram – epic_top_comments

[6] Twitter – abbushrek

[7] Twitter – sexiananoit

[8] Instagram – intellectualmimix

[9] Instagram – 69.flix

[10] Twitter – GemsofELafda

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