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  1. Newbie
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    Talentine or talentime?

    Is there any difference between talentine and talentime?

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    Re: Talentine or talentime?

    Your dictionary is as good as mine - never heard of either.

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    Re: Talentine or talentime?

    I think Talentine is an Asian neologism from the Philippines taking the idea of a special occasion like Valentine's and crossing it with a talent show contest so you end up with a crazy karaoke event for local TV. The other... Talentime... is a film directed by Yasmin Ahmad, same kind of neologism I guess.

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    Re: Talentine or talentime?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I think Talentine is an Asian neologism from the Philippines taking the idea of a special occasion like Valentine's and crossing it with a talent show contest so you end up with a crazy karaoke event for local TV. The other... Talentime... is a film directed by Yasmin Ahmad, same kind of neologism I guess.
    Oh~ Thanks! :)

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    Re: Talentine or talentime?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I think Talentine is an Asian neologism from the Philippines taking the idea of a special occasion like Valentine's and crossing it with a talent show contest so you end up with a crazy karaoke event for local TV. ...
    I'd never have guessed - Thanks! What I might have guessed if I'd thought about it, is based on '-zine' used as a neologizing suffix for a special interest magazine ('fanzine' and 'webzine spring to mind; see Zine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ). If someone started a magazine based on a talent show, or about talent shows in general, rather than "talentzine" I imagine they might drop the "z".

    But this would mean they didn't know about the Philippines usage!

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