Monday, August 29, 2005

Book launching of Ngalang Pinoy : A Primer on Filipino Word Play

Neni SR Cruz, writer, teacher, book reviewer and PBBY sectoral representative, will have a book launching today at Jaymi's Grill, The Fort, Makati City. The event will start at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

Ngalang Pinoy is published by Tahanan Books, is another interesting book that celebrates the unique talent of Filipinos on word play. From the flier that she attached in the email, the book is an interesting showcase of the many puns and compound words that we make up to form new contexts and meaning that is very Pinoy. This implicates how well we use (and missuse?) the English and Filipino languages. Either that or the Pinoy is really a creative bilingual whose wit and humor sets him apart from the rest of his Asian kin.

Check out the book at the Book Fair this Wednesday. I'm getting a copy of my own.

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