New Twitter Hashtag: #WepaWednesday

by Migdalia Rivera

I recently started a new hashtag on Twitter called #WepaWednesday to celebrate all the tweeters, bloggers and events that make us go “WEPA!” 

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, “Wepa”,  pronounced Weh-Pah, is a Spanish slang word, which originated with Puerto Ricans. It was originally used when dancing Salsa as an exclamation of joy. It was a way to voice excitement during a great salsa dance move. It is now more mainstream and used in a variety of ways by many Latin and American cultures. It can mean various things but is typically used to say the Spanish equivalent of cool or awesome. It can also be used to show various emotions, like excitement or even surprise. Ultimately the word’s definition can be changed by the inflection of your voice or how it is utilized in a sentence.

Out of curiosity I asked several tweeters how they’ve used the word Wepa. Below are a few of their replies:


  • @Mami2Mommy: …it means excitement and “stand back, I’m about to start partying!”
  • @ModernMami: It’s a way of showing excitement about something.
  • @Lil_Blackshop: I see it as WOW= WEPA
  • @NewYorkChica: I use it …. when we dance to loud music.


Following that theme #WepaWednesday will celebrate the tweeters, bloggers and special events (or products) in our lives that make us go WOW, that make us dance, that bring excitement and joy to our lives!  They make Wednesday extraordinary. They make it a #WepaWednesday!

So tell me … how are you putting the Wepa in your Wednesday? Because its not hump day, its #WepaWednesday!


Follow the #WepaWednesday Hashtag by clicking HERE. While you’re at it, add your tweet!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Julie@Momspective September 9, 2009 at 8:37 am

That is so cool, I love it!

2 Ms. Latina September 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

@ Julie@Momspective: Thank you! Hope you join in the fun while screaming WEPA!!!!

3 Oscar September 9, 2009 at 1:21 pm

This is great. I heard this a little bit as I was growing up in Mexico. It wasn’t as widespread as it might be elsewhere but when I someone mentioned me in Twitter with the tag I immediately knew what it was. Thanks for this post! Shout out to @mammi2mommy @chicmommyusa & @julito77

4 Divina September 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Today Paraguay plays against Argentina for a spot in the World Cup. I will be WEPA-ing it up as I root for my beautiful home country of Paraguay with a nice dinner and glass of wine.

5 Ms. Latina September 9, 2009 at 4:47 pm

@ Divina: That definitely deserves a Loud WEPA! Hope they win!!!

6 Elisa Molina September 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm

amen! love it!

7 Divina September 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm

We won!We are going to the World Cup in South Africa. I really excited. Have a great weekend!

8 jai September 12, 2009 at 11:37 am

That’s so cute! I love your #wepawednesday idea.

9 Mommy Kennedy September 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Wepa! That is so cool! Great idea! See you there!

10 Daenel September 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Love this! I had never heard this until I started watching George Lopez.

11 Marcela September 30, 2009 at 7:15 pm


12 Carolyn G September 30, 2009 at 7:19 pm


13 Mommy Kennedy November 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm
14 Kelly T November 26, 2009 at 1:46 am

I put WEPA in my Wednesday by going out to dinner with my husband and having a Margarita

15 betty rood December 5, 2009 at 8:44 am

honestly i am just starting to figure this out!But will be using later
alwaysatryin at

Probably use it in my irate moments! ;)

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