Oct 5, 2008

Discreetionary: B · G · F · E

B · G · F · E

B · abbreviation Bed Club + Bar.
G · abbreviation Club Government.
F · abbreviation Fahrenheit Cafe and Fitness Center.
E · abbreviation Epitome Club.

In order to be discreet, PLU people have this habit of using code words for “incriminating” terms. One simple way to do this is to use abbreviations and acronyms like “PLU” and I've seen this technique used to refer to the popular gay hangouts. Even in the presence of other green-blooded men, using the initial letters of these places to refer to them is still done, especially through SMS. For instance, an out officemate of mine used to talk about going to “F” a few years ago.

Aside from the places mentioned above, we also have “CB” for Club Bath Philippines, “QP” or “Q” for Queeriosity Palace, “P1”, “P2” and “P3” for the various Palawan bars in Cubao, and “S” for the now-closed Sanctum. (Which reminds me to make a couple of blog posts about that place. Update: posts now created.) I'm not sure if this practice of using initials extended way back (did people use “M” to refer to Mint before?). I'd appreciate some confirmation. :-)

Got any Discreetionary terms you'd like to share? Send them my way at discreetmanila at gmail.com.


Mugen wrote on October 5, 2008 at 6:10 PM:

Code words na ginagamit ko:

BED: Kama
Government: Gob/Gobyerno
Fahrenheit Cafe and Fitness Center: F
Epitome: E
Club Bath: CB
Palawan: Palau
Guys4men: G4
Downelink: DL
Mint: Menthol
Mister Piggys: MP
O-Bar: O
Queeriosity Palace: Q

Vince wrote on October 7, 2008 at 11:05 PM:

Mugen, at talagang "menthol" ang code word. Hehehe. Thanks for sharing these code words you use. So common nga talaga ang initials. :-)

Mugen wrote on October 8, 2008 at 1:23 AM:

Uh huh. Pero lately hindi na rin uso yung mga initials. The very discreet ones are not even aware of the places I mentioned. :)

Reyville of Simply Manila wrote on October 8, 2008 at 6:16 AM:

this reminds me of bring it on. :)