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To: Dr. Sivana
Actually, since the Phil. are a former Spanish colony...

That may be part of the problem. It is my understanding that Spanish rule was not well received by the Filipinos.

OTOH there are some words borrowed from Spanish. The Tagalog word for horse is "kabayo". Also, a lot of names look Spanish.

27 posted on 02/23/2012 5:30:53 PM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: magslinger

Are some of those words curse words?

My late father used to tell a story about when he was stationed in the Phillipines. They were doing what they thought was road construction, when some Filipino guys came by and started ragging on the soldiers for being slave labor building a private driveway for MacArthur. My father spent his first 9 years in Argentina and said that even though the Spanish sounded different, it was understandable enough.

That story ended with dad confronting his Lt,saying he wasn’t there to benefit the General, throwing a punch and ending up in the stockade.


38 posted on 02/23/2012 5:49:44 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: magslinger

Are some of those words curse words?

My late father used to tell a story about when he was stationed in the Phillipines. They were doing what they thought was road construction, when some Filipino guys came by and started ragging on the soldiers for being slave labor building a private driveway for MacArthur. My father spent his first 9 years in Argentina and said that even though the Spanish sounded different, it was understandable enough.

That story ended with dad confronting his Lt,saying he wasn’t there to benefit the General, throwing a punch and ending up in the stockade.


39 posted on 02/23/2012 5:51:29 PM PST by reformedliberal
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