Monday, December 04, 2006

Filipino English

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?

4 comments:

aaronash said...

Judges over here should try that once in a while. Here they tend to have around ten words they choose from for every judgment. It's as if interesting word choice is grounds for appeal.

dwain said...

I am humbled.

Chris said...

Mission accomplished!

dwain said...

In the infamous words of Dubya. And I would say it's about as long-lived as his!