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Bongga! More Filipino words now in Oxford English Dictionary

BAGUIO, Philippines – As the election season starts in the country, what better way to welcome it than having the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) include one of the most popular Filipino word in politics?  “Trapo” is one of the 1,400 words, senses, and phrases included in the 2018 edition of the OED. “In Philippine English, a trapo is a politician perceived as belonging to a conventional and corrupt ruling class,” said the OED press statement for October. “Trapo’s complex etymology exemplifies the multilin

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