What is Skittles in Tagalog?

Have you seen the new Skittles commercial? If you thought you heard Tagalog, you were right!  If you couldn't figure out what the other guy was yelling, you were also right -- it wasn't in Filipino -- it is actually Thai!

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I COULD say that the mostly ignorant bastards in the ad world assume that since we look the same and sound the same (TO THEM), that there is no difference between Filipinos and Thais (or Vietnamese, Malaysians, Indonesians and Chinese for that matter).

But then again, that could be me being over-sensitive.  

What do you think?

 

- Leonard Cervantes, Media Assassin/Maasim