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Old 07-12-2008, 05:17 AM
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Here are funny and erroneous Filipino English expressions that have been perpetuated over time.

1. Commute

What Filipinos mean: when someone uses public transportation.
What the English word means : to travel, period.


2. Salvage

What Filipinos mean: summary execution especially done outside the public's eyes.
What the English word means : to save something.


3. Next next week

How it should be phrased : week after next


4. Tuck out (shirt not tucked in pants)

Tuck out? Untucked is the proper term.


5. Main branch

No such thing. Should be main office.


6. Long cut.

No such thing. 'Long' and 'cut' are in fact contradicting. Should be 'long way.'



What other erroneous/funny 'Filipino English' phrases do you know?



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Here are funny and erroneous Filipino English expressions that have been perpetuated over time.

1. Commute

What Filipinos mean: when someone uses public transportation.
What the English word means : to travel, period.


2. Salvage

What Filipinos mean: summary execution especially done outside the public's eyes.
What the English word means : to save something.


3. Next next week

How it should be phrased : week after next


4. Tuck out (shirt not tucked in pants)

Tuck out? Untucked is the proper term.


5. Main branch

No such thing. Should be main office.


6. Long cut.

No such thing. 'Long' and 'cut' are in fact contradicting. Should be 'long way.'



What other erroneous/funny 'Filipino English' phrases do you know?



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hi Klaudia.. hope you dont mind me pitching into your nice thread.....

how about "Traffic": we use the word to mean jams or getting stuck on the roads.

the proper use is to describe a regular motion or flow. modifiers like fast or slow moving are often attached to qualify

just a thought. hi Klaudia!

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Ako i would say we have our own unique way of saying it, yes, Filipino English might be misunderstood in other parts of the world, but that doesnt mean that our english is "erroneous", some people think that if anything doesnt comply with the Standards of US or England is wrong. As i have been through many places wherein they have their own unique way of saying Words or the Terms being used are not in Standard, Proper English Language as well. Perhaps we can categorized this as a Localization Terms.

Here are some of that unique Localization Terms:

FILIPINO SAYS - OTHER SAYS

TAKE OUT - TAKE AWAY OR TO GO!
FALL IN LINE - QUEUE or QUEUE UP!
CR or COMFORT ROOM - RESTROOM or TOILET!
NOTHING MUCH - NOT MUCH
CLOSE OR OPEN THE LIGHTS - TURN OFF / TURN ON THE LIGHTS

Made up words derived from Enlgish Terms

APIR
- UP HERE! or HIGH FIVE!
SIRIT (when you can't guess anymore) - LETS HEAR IT!
LOWBAT - BATTERY IS LOW
REF - FRIDGE

AND MORE!....

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in a restaurant after eating:

Waiter... chit please!

correct usage should be BILL please...

even americans use this wrongly saying cheque please...

(naku puro ellipsis na naman akow...)

just to explain further the post of capo:

reporters blurt: heavy traffic; medium traffic or light traffic...

correct usage: slow-moving traffic; fast-moving traffic

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