Hey, are you an "afterclapper"?

Philippines
March 3, 2010 1:59am CST
Hahaha while reading the UrbanDictionary, I stumbled upon the word "afterclap". ;) According to the site, an afterclapper is the last person who keeps clapping after everyone else has stopped. Normally they are parents or a die-hard fan lol ;) I tried "afterclapping" once when a close friend was performing on stage. ;) Sometimes I can't help the emotions when a friend is performing that's why I tend to afterclap. Hehe So are you an afterclapper? ;)
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@verabear (797)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Is there a beforeclapper? Because I might be more of that than an afterclapper, hehe :) I clap when I really want to show appreciate of a job well done. I sometimes clap until everyone else stops, or before everyone else starts. I don't just join the crowd. Hehe. :)
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
It can be great too to be a beforeclapper. I just don't wanna be the onlyclapper. hahaha. ;D
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Ahaha that's a good one. A very good one. The OnlyClapper!
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• Bangladesh
30 Mar 10
Hey friend, You've got an interesting topic to discuss. I've never thought it out before. Well, I'm always spontaneous in expressing my feelings. That's why I tend to react after a great performance indifferent of friend or foe. But I've got a controlled emotional state. So, I've never exceeded the limit of my feelings to afterclap. I think it's not necessary. Have a nice day.
• Bangladesh
5 Oct 11
Dear Mylotter, You can after-clap in both ways. First, as a discreet viewer and second, as a critic. An amazed viewer afterclaps enjoying the whole performance while the critic afterclaps reviewing it. Both of them have to concentrates before afterclapping. Thanks a lot for commenting.
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Mar 10
I find that sometimes I am busy talking and don't clap until I am done and then I am afterclapping. But I do get excited also and don't start until the rest of the crowd is nearly through clapping. Yes, I am a afterclapper.
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Oct 11
That I am. I like your new and silly picture.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Hi cecille, No, I'm not an afterclapper ;) I usually am a "go with the flow -er" hahaha. I clap alongside everyone else, but stops when everybody stops. I don't want to be caught afterclapping, especially if I'm the only one, some people get irritated with it. Also, to let the next performer or act have a chance to perform without the sounds of the afterclappers of the previous performance. ;)
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• China
16 Mar 10
hehe, i have the same idea as your thought, i would be a clap follower rather than a afterclapper or beforeclapper, i remember that i was put in a quandary severl years ago, in a speech,listen to the leader, he made a pause in his talking, and then i frist to clap, oh, no, no one clapping, and attract all the attention, how embarrassing i was!
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@cupkitties (7158)
• United States
3 Mar 10
Nope because I'm always afraid that'll happen to me so I've become a silent clapper meaning that I make the motions but don't actually hit my palms together so if that does happen to me no one will ever know about it except maybe the person sitting next to me wondering "what the heck is wrong with this lady?"
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• Philippines
5 Mar 10
I think that kind of clap is appropriate for formal functions haha i wont dare to be an afterclapper in a formal gathering :p
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
3 Mar 10
Hey cecille! I have never heard that word before!lol This is why I love mylot so much! You get to learn so many new things! And no, I don't think that I am an "afterclapper"! At least, no in most cases! I do get excited it I'm at a concert sometimes, but since I haven't been to one in years I don't remember if I afterclapped or not! I can't even remember who it was that was playing!lol
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• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hello yes afterclapper is a new word, but it can't be seen in the dictionary because the word was just invented by someone and then it became a fad. :)) Try reading Urban dictionary dot com for other funny terms such as 'stress-to-impress' w/c means acting lng stressed out just to impress the boss :p hahahahah
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
I usually stop before everybody else does. Hehehe. I think it's quite embarrassing to be the last person who is still clapping, specially if there's more to the performance, or somebody is trying to speak but cannot start because somebody is still clapping. Heheheh.
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Lol yeah that can be really embarrassing that's why I just do it in school programs especially when I am with my friends:)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
I do not clap that much and im even tired of clapping myself. When they tell us to clap our hands for the performance of those at the front during programs, I feel forced but join the clapping still and it was funny. But yes they do exist in our college before. Those guys are of the cheerful type as if they do not have problems in their lives.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Hahahah I agree. :) It's nice to be an afterclapper because it'd seem that you don't have much problem in your life hehehe ;D
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Hey Cecille! I'm an after clapper, am not really sure if I do it often... Hahaha. I always get engulfed with my emotions.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Hahahaha me too especially if I'm a die-hard fan. Probably I won't do that if I'm already a parent haha. I might be accused as a stagemom haha. :D
@frissph (130)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
As much as possible, I try not to clap unless I feel the performer really deserves it. If the performance really blew me away then I'll clap while standing up for a good period of time even after people have stopped. When people look at me to clap though I just make the motion to clap but don't really finish or i just clap soundlessly
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Well yeah sometimes claps are so automatic that it's losing the essence of appreciation. :D Thanks for the response frissph ;D
@MrKennedy (1994)
3 Mar 10
No, I would not consider myself to be an "afterclapper". I am usually one of the first to stop because I either get bored of clapping or the clap itself is starting to die down
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Hahaha I agree it can be tiring to clap sometimes especially when it becomes "automatic". ;D
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
3 Jul 10
No I do not think I am a afterclaper but I have noticed I have done that on a few occations.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
20 May 10
I don't believe that I am typically an afterclapper. There are some times that I am the last person clapping, but it is usually when my daughter is performing or doing something and I am very proud of her. I am her mother and I have every right in the world to be the last person that is cheering her on. Even then, I will only clap once or twice after all of the other people have stopped clapping because I feel like clapping too much can be disturbing to the people that are performing or to the game that they are involved in.
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• China
15 May 10
most of my classmates including me who are enjoying the songs are all the afterclapers when our classmates who took part in the singing competition are performing on stage.and my little nephew just has learnt to speak.so my aunt is often to act as an afterclaper for his son's progress.haha,this topic is interesting to me.thank you
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@x_revenge (285)
• Greece
2 Apr 10
only when its a friend or something...sometimes I don't pay attention so when I hear everyone else clapping I start as well then everyone stops and I still go on with an indifferent look on my face xD
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
5 Mar 10
LOL! I’ve never heard of an ‘afterclapper’! I don’t think I am one because if anything I tend to stop clapping before others have finished. Have you ever heard of ‘beforeclappers’,is there such a thing? You know, the one person who starts clapping before everybody else...Nope I’m not one of those either! You could say that I just go with the flow...
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• China
5 Mar 10
sure,I think I am a afterclapper for that the definition fits to me.hahahahahaha.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Yes I Would say that I am an afterclapper, sometimes even a beforeclapper! It's kind of embarrassing to be the last one clapping but at the same time the person your clapping for gets to see you still clapping and happily smiling!
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4 Mar 10
Sometimes I am - it depends on the occasion I guess as I love the Cirque du soleil shows and always afterclap at these as I just think the artists are so talented!! : )
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
4 Mar 10
Hello I consider myself a afterclapper/beforeclapper lol depends on the situation its always cool to be the first to start clapping then hear everyone else join in, I love when that happens, but yes if what I see is worthy oh yeah i will clap till my hands hurt for sure Thanks
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