What's in a Name? Plenty!

BY JIM PAREDES
Mar 05, 2010

I have always had a fascination with languages. I believe that one mark of an educated person is the ability to read, write and speak more than one language.

But how can this be done diplomatically? Considering the political incorrectness of the words involved, this case would surely test the linguistic mettle of diplomats on both sides.

It would be quite a laugh to see them sit down and break “mamon” to settle this.

 

*This story first appeared in January 2010, in The Philippine Star.

Jim Paredes also blogs at Writing on Air