Labor Day (noun) – Public holiday when the government forcibly pretends to listen to labor groups regarding wage hike petitions and their plights.
Lactobacillus Protectus (noun) – made-up medical jargon by milk companies to make them look superior compared to their competitors. (also see DHA or Prebio 3)
Lakers (noun) – One of six National Basketball Association (NBA) teams Filipinos are only familiar with. (see Celtics, Heat, Mavericks, Spurs & Thunder)
legal system (noun) – Made-up system in the Philippines to make the lower class citizens feel a sense of equality with the upper class. In reality, only the rich with enough money to hire lawyers that can circumvent the laws prevail.
lit candle (noun) – one of two causes of fire that the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) seems to only know. (see faulty electrical wiring)
LOL (noun) – Abbreviation for laughing out loud that people use when they don’t know how or what to respond next in an online conversation.
lotto (noun) – One of the few get-rich-quick schemes that Filipinos who consider the odds of one in 28,989,675 as quick, bets on regularly.
love life (noun) – A taboo topic that single ladies in their early forties doesn’t want to talk about, and you as a conversationalist should be sensitive not to talk about.
love team (noun) – A made-up relationship by the television and movie industry between an actor and an actress to convince the public to watch their latest show or film. The company will try to promote the tandem by making the ‘couple’ appear in various shows and events; making said couple do and say some sweet stuff to make their made-up relationship as convincing as possible while swooning the public in the process.
lucky charms (noun) – Something that brings prosperity and wealth to Chinese merchants who sells them to gullible people every year.