Wednesday, September 05, 2007

"Miskol" and "Lobat" and More "in" Words

"MISKOL" - Read in the papers that "miskol" is the word of the year 2007, the Pilipino spelling of "miss call." Last year it was "lobat" (low battery). Those "in" words indicate the popularity of cellular or mobile phones (celfons) among Filipinos. Aside from the literal meaning, "lobat" can also mean tired, fatigue, burnout.

The 2007 Salawikaan: Salita ng Taon conference held at UP earlier this month and attended by language scholars, teachers, and students chose "miskol" as word of the year, followed by "roro" (short of roll on -roll off, referring to the inter-island, cross country transport system) and "friendster" (cyberspace personal site that connects friends and would-be friends).

Atenoe de Naga professor Adrian Remodo said that used by Filipinos, "miskol" gets a deeper meaning, like "Buhay pa ako, magparamdam ka naman." Miskulin mo ako =)

source: highspeed by Ronald Constantino

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