Can you help us to identify and record the words, phrases, and expressions particular to your hobby or pastime? You know that feeling you get when you’re telling someone about…
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The term appears to have been coined by Emmanuel dela Cruz, one of the writers on the series Pangako Sa ‘Yo; a 2000 article supplied by Bryn made the discovery of this coinage possible.
‘Teleserye’ is the Philippine English word for a television soap opera, combining tele- from television with the Tagalog word for series, serye. The word was apparently first used in […]
A 1981 antedating was found by Bryn.
‘Kilig’ is a borrowing from Tagalog that has taken on a variety of meanings and uses in Philippine English. The word can be used as a noun to refer to the thrill caused by an exciting or romantic experience, or […]
A 1964 antedating supplied by Bryn has been verified.
‘Add oil’ is an expression that has gained a lot of currency in Hong Kong in the last few years. A literal translation of the Cantonese phrase ga yao, it [..]