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Old October 23rd, 2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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Can anyone translate this from Philipino to English?

I've been getting text messages at 4am... I think this is Philipino/Tagalog? Couldn't get Babelfish to translate. Can anyone help?


Hi sing, ginbu-ol gid neneng ang ginbayad kay amy, tapos si jelpa nagapanukot man sang gintabon kuno 1,500 ambot kon may nabilin pa kay nanay, ari ko sa obra 2:am. Bugtaw ang mga olds ko.



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Old October 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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"Hi, I'm trying to scam you, will you please let me? Send me 1500 parfaits by 2 tomorrow morning or the goldfish dies...."

OK, that was joking of course, but while I'm usually able to find something recognizable, that one is a complete befuddlement! I'd be interested if you do figure out what language it actually is! Since it's a text, who knows what strange 15 YO dialect this actually is!
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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Oh my, its actually coordinates. After reviewing, it appears to give coordinates to a place in Wyoming called Devil Tower..... be careful, if you start making mountain sculptures in your oatmeal, a French scientist may show up at your door, asking you to put on an orange jump suit and dark glasses.....
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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It is one of many dialects spoken in the Philippines. It is not Tagalog but a dialect spoken in the South. From what I can comprehend, someone is sending out a text message to a person in BC saying " your mother needs 1,500". I'd just reply and say that you have the wrong number.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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It is one of many dialects spoken in the Philippines. It is not Tagalog but a dialect spoken in the South. From what I can comprehend, someone is sending out a text message to a person in BC saying " your mother needs 1,500". I'd just reply and say that you have the wrong number.
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