Ron said that towards the end of the second World War, many Japanese retreated to the Phillipines and that one way to weed them out was to make them say the word ‘lollypops’. Taglog, with it’s part Spanish root has the L-sound in it’s phonetic set – harder for Japanese speakers who would probably come out with Rah-ree-pops. And that’s why Filipinos refer to Japanese as such. Every once in a while he tells me some great gem like that – I totally love that stuff.
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I suppose you could also have them say “Toyota Corolla”?