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23 Things That Are Called Something Else In The Philippines

After all, you do find comfort in the bathroom, right?

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1. Blowout

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In the Philippines, it means: To throw a party or the party itself. Can also sometimes mean you're buying everyone's drinks, so be careful.

2. Gimmick

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In the Philippines, it means: A night out with friends. Often leads to a blowout.

3. Hand Carry

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In the Philippines, it means: Your carry-on luggage on a commercial flight. As long as it can fit into the overhead bin, it's a hand carry.

4. Aircon

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In the Philippines, it means: An air-conditioning unit.

5. Bigtime

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In the Philippines, it means: Someone who is rich, of high profile, and/or has a lot of money.

6. Presidentiable

In the Philippines, it means: A person who has their sights set on a presidency.
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In the Philippines, it means: A person who has their sights set on a presidency.

7. Highblood

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In the Philippines, it means: Being short-tempered.

8. Ballpen

In the Philippines, it means: A ballpoint pen. Can sometimes write on various balls.
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In the Philippines, it means: A ballpoint pen. Can sometimes write on various balls.

9. Calling card

In the Philippines, it means: A business card. So that, you know, you can call the person who gave it to you.
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In the Philippines, it means: A business card. So that, you know, you can call the person who gave it to you.

10. Number 2

In the Philippines, it means: A man's extra-marital hanky-panky partner; mistress.
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In the Philippines, it means: A man's extra-marital hanky-panky partner; mistress.

11. Apartelle

In the Philippines, it means: A budget motel; a place to take your Number 2.
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In the Philippines, it means: A budget motel; a place to take your Number 2.

12. Bold film

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In the Philippines, it means: A soft-core or porn flick. Does not necessarily need to be "courageous."

13. Jingle

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In the Philippines, it means: Taking a piss. Consider the musical stylings of urine against a ceramic bowl — it's a jingle.

14. Carnapper

In the Philippines, it means: A car thief, rather than someone who takes a quick snooze in the backseat.
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In the Philippines, it means: A car thief, rather than someone who takes a quick snooze in the backseat.

15. Remembrance

In the Philippines, it means: A souvenir or a keepsake from a trip.
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In the Philippines, it means: A souvenir or a keepsake from a trip.

16. Ref

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In the Philippines, it means: A refrigerator. Or a referee at sporting matches. Either or.

17. Chancing

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In the Philippines, it means: Making a pass at someone and getting your flirt on.

18. Duster

In the Philippines, it means: A sun dress.
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In the Philippines, it means: A sun dress.

19. Comfort room

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In the Philippines, it means: A restroom or bathroom. Because you — hopefully — find comfort in there

20. Sala

In the Philippines, it means: A living room.
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In the Philippines, it means: A living room.

21. Live-in

In the Philippines, it means: Co-habitating before marriage; comes from "living in sin." Welp.
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In the Philippines, it means: Co-habitating before marriage; comes from "living in sin." Welp.

22. Lowbat

In the Philippines, it means: When your phone is at 20% or lower. It's an abbreviation of "low battery" and not a low-flying mammal.
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In the Philippines, it means: When your phone is at 20% or lower. It's an abbreviation of "low battery" and not a low-flying mammal.

23. Tricycle

In the Philippines, it means: A popular mode of public transport: a pedicab attached to a motorcycle that darts in and out of traffic. If you ever spend any time in the Philippines, you'll learn to live and breathe it.
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In the Philippines, it means: A popular mode of public transport: a pedicab attached to a motorcycle that darts in and out of traffic. If you ever spend any time in the Philippines, you'll learn to live and breathe it.

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