Pacquiao'ed : Now a Verb

Weekend is finally here.  Let's take a break and enjoy life.  After all, we earn and work to live and not the other way around. (^o^)/

In yesterday's Business section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Raul Palabrica wrote that an American sports reporter described the results of a basketball game using Manny Pacquiao's name. The article referred to the post-game analysis of the playoff match between the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks which the Nuggets won convincingly. The reporter reportedly said that the Mavericks were not simply defeated but were actually "Pacquiao'd!"

Bill Plashchke a veteran sports columnist from the L.A times also used the term referring  to the L.A. Lakers' lost to the Houston Rockets in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. He wrote that the team didn't just lose but that "they were Pacquiao'ed."
The term is being used to describe a convincing victory in a sports event.

The People's Champ is another step closer to immortality. I hope a lot more people will use it so that it will officially become a word.

Other examples of words that have been derived from people's name are:
- associated with Imelda Marcos
- an adjective meaning "Ostentatiously extravagant to the point of vulgarity"

Ponzi Scheme
- named after Charles Ponzi
- A fraudulent investing scam promising high rates of return with little risk to investors.

Unlike the given examples which connote negativity,  using the term "Pacquiaoed" is something we can be proud of.

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