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I don't care what they call me as long as it isn't late for dinner...  :thumbs_up:

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I forgot...Buang Cano is a show of respect for an american expat...they call me that all the time!!!

really? as in Buang Cano is  a show of respect for an american expat?! i don't think so because in my understanding it means Crazy American...Buang is Cebuano Term for Crazy

It is nice to be back !  I always felt safe here . You guys always willing to give me advice and not judging me. 

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Jess Bartone
37 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I don't care what they call me as long as it isn't late for dinner...  :thumbs_up:

Oldie but a goodie.

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19 hours ago, yee said:

Uhm @oztony I'll check with my cebuano officemates how they use it here because "Ate" is tagalog. 

It's not derived from auntie because Auntie is english. Tita is tagalog.

This is cebuano-confirmed. Ate is used the same way here in Cebu. 

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Tata calls the suitcase  vender she gets candy from occasionally "uncle"  - first time she said "there's uncle" I thought  -  huh?

 

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When we were kids we always referred to the vendors as "uncle" or " ate"

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newtocebu
1 hour ago, Melissa Mae said:

When we were kids we always referred to the vendors as "uncle" or " ate"

Nice to see you back again babe

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It is nice to be back !  I always felt safe here . You guys always willing to give me advice and not judging me. 

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14 hours ago, Melissa Mae said:

When we were kids we always referred to the vendors as "uncle" or " ate"

Hey! Kabayan :D:D:D !!!

In Manila, if the vendor is old, we just call them "manong" or "manang." Pero parang mas malambing yung "uncle" :D Mas sweet. Hehe.

Are you from Cebu? Can we create a thread for more bisaya words? I really wanna learn. I just say the basic things but usually I get found out na hindi taga-dito - I don't know baka sa tone or sa grammar. :( 

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