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jedelgado commented on the word ditto
Ditto is derived originally from the filipino word DITO which means "here". It gained popular use during the American colonial period in the Philippines specially during census taking when American census takers would write down the family name of several individuals of a single family and the Filipino respondent would say dito, dito at dito as he was pointing to the list of names that share the same family name. The " mark was a short hand way to indicate "same here"
April 1, 2009
jedelgado commented on the word boondocks
"Boondocks" is a word derived from the Filipino word BUNDOK direct meaning is Mountain. The word gained popular use by American Military men during the Filipino American War in 1898-1900, when they would ask their Filipino guides where the filipino forces where and the answer invariably was "nasa bundok" (in the mountains).
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