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Virus?... here, Ma'am!

Golf is my ex-hubster's sport. It is also his friend's son's nickname. Golf's younger brother's nickname is Beer. Ex-hubster's nephew is fondly called Fluke, and somewhere in this strange kingdom I came across a girl nicknamed Gift. Check out some of the rest, spelled as they are in documents and see what they mean in someone else's local dialect:

1. Virus destruction, harm, jealousy personified
2. Birat pronounced bi-lat which means female genital
3. Paleeya bitter gourd
4. Anus down the alimentary canal, out of it
5. Auten male genital
6. Pota prostitute
7. Sukanya his or her vomit
8. Panit skin
9. Atchara papaya pickle
10. Tilawan to taste
11. Olopong serpent
12. Sombut alternately to confront and a confrontation
13. Karoon now

Find more lists at Megan and Janet's T13


Shelley Munro said…
Wow! These poor people. That's all I can say.
Rekaya Gibson said…
Interesting. I learned something on your blog today. Thanks for sharing.

The Food Temptress
Hazel said…
Shelley, I feel similarly but over here when foreigners mispronounce these names they become the laughing stock
Hazel said…
Rekaya, glad to know that :)
Adelle Laudan said…
Papaya pickle. LOL Happy T13!
Hazel said…
Adelle, yeah perfect for fried fish or chicken :D
Danielle said…
What are people thinking? Especially with number 7. hummmm......
Hazel said…
Somebody help!
CountryDew said…
Wow. What a great reason to remember to keep my mouth shut!
Hazel said…
At certain times keeping the mouth shut sounds like the best option
Heather said…
There are times I'm glad not to have a nickname. This is one of those times! lol
Alice Audrey said…
Wait, these are thing people are actually called? How unkind.
Hazel said…
Heather, good for you :)
Hazel said…
Alice, yes but not unkind because to them those are names and such names are normal to them. Perhaps you were thinking of the meanings? Well, those are meanings in someone else's dialect, like I said in the beginning.
I am Harriet said…
A few new things for me.

Have a great day!
Anonymous said…
I love learning new words!
Ebie said…
Hehehehe, bring these students in a Filipino class...who would hear a roar!
Indrani said…
Interesting nicknames. :)
simply kim said…
hehehe... interesting!
Hazel said…
Ate Ebie, exactly :D

Indrani and kim, they are :-)

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