Filipino English

by sumpteretc

One thing that always amazes me is the Filipino use of the thesaurus. That’s the only way I can envision them coming up with sentences filled with the grandest English vocabulary. Witness this proclamation from the judge in the just-completed Subic Bay Marine rape case: The rapist will go to prison for 40 years, in order “to protect women against the unbridled bestiality of persons who cannot control their libidinous proclivity.” Well, who wouldn’t want to restrict libidinous proclivity?

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