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Let's Facebook this, shall we?
How do you stop an entire nation from using a particular word that's been part of their culture for decades now? You take out a newspaper notice, apparently. At least, that's what Japan-based company Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. thought to do. A ...
 
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You might learn a thing or two about Baybayin, Tagalog, and Philippine symbols.
Filipinos love their card games, but these Filipino card games made by and for Filipinos might teach you a thing or two about Baybayin, Tagalog, and Philippine culture. Instead of gambling, these card games lean more on the educational side, with tricky ...
 
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Someone's gotta do it!
Does the above sign make you uncontrollably angry? Congrats, a new study says you're probably a douchebag. Kind of! New research from the University of Michigan, cheekily (or infuriatingly, if you're an asshole) titled "If You're House Is Still Available, Send Me an Email," was published earlier this month. For the study, 83 people were ...
 
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Nothing like a warm-up challenge before FIBA.
Ang Gilas Pilipinas ay may hinaharap na matinding pagsubok sa kanilang pagsabak sa Fiba Asia Cup.Pero bago mag-umpisa ang labanan sa Agosto 9, ang ilan sa mga manlalaro ng Gilas ay napalaban sa isang kakaibang hamon.Para sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika, hinamon ...
 
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Hint: When he says, “Uy, Harry Potter,” he isn’t taking you to Hogwarts.
Transportation in the Philippines is a world of its own, and it has evolved to own its own language—but some are harder to understand than others. Gladys Matias, a student of Ateneo de Manila University, produced an entire 76-page study decoding the jargon used by FX ...
 
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Guilty if charged.
When you’re trying to make a point, using a phrase or expression incorrectly doesn’t just look silly—it can distract people from what you wanted to say in the first place. This is exactly what happened to blogger RJ Nieto when he said ...
 
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Do you know that there's a Tagalog word for charger?
Just like the ever-changing world, our vocabulary is also evolving, constantly growing and shifting the landscape of communication. Now, aside from the words written in our trusty old dictionary, there are also some English words which have existed for a very long ...
 
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We need to celebrate the 200 other languages in the Philippines.
While Filipino is highlighted in August (designated as Buwan ng Wika since 1997, having been expanded from a mere Linggo ng Wika), there are actually over 200 other languages in the Philippines worth celebrating.Data science team We Are Thinking Machines came up last year ...
 
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The influence of this ancient language can be seen in how Filipinos write today.
The Philippine Baybayin script belongs to the Austronesian languages. "Bâybayin" aptly means "to syllabicate or syllabify."  Baybayin has three vowels and 14 consonants (see charts below). It was widely used in the country prior to Spanish conquest up until 1668 when the script forms were removed from official ...
 
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We also take a look at the most efficient method for you to learn a second language as an adult.
The challenge of speaking English might not be a struggle for us Filipinos, who consider it is as a second language, but for the rest of the world, English continues to top the list of languages people want to learn. This fact ...
 
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Impeccable grammar starts with the correct use of "is" and "are."
Correct subject-verb agreement is the foundation of good grammar. It is easy enough to know that the singular noun "magazine" requires the singular verb "is." But what if the subject is tricky and is not in a recognizably plural form? The best way ...
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