Totoy tale


Someone got into my site by looking for “meaning totoy” in Yahoo UK search.

The entry in the traffic logs intrigued me and I tried searching for the phrase in Yahoo UK. I was partly amused and embarrassed to see that my entry on headline disasters was the top result in Yahoo UK’s search for “meaning totoy” (this was two days back. It’s no longer the top result.)

The entry in the traffic logs sparked a train of thought into how the person encountered the word totoy and under which context. Totoy, in Tagalog, means “kid.” In Cebuano, totoy is breast. Which totoy was he (if the person is male) looking for? Was he promised the sight of one or was he dismissed as one for being too brash?


By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu City, Philippines. He is co-founder of the journalism start-up InnoPub Media.