Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fact of the Day: Phillip's Islands

The Philippines were named after King Phillip II of Spain. In Spanish the island is spelled and pronounced Filipinas as in Spanish the name Phillip is actually spelled and pronounced Felipe. Which is the reason why the name for the people of Philippines is spelled Filipinos instead of with a "Ph".   

13 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Good to know, thanks for sharing!

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks for explaining that! I have wondered about that but never tracked the reason down.

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks for that.

R's Rue said...

Great.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Once again you have educated me, Adam!

Marg said...

Well that sure is interesting to know. Thanks for that fact. Have a great day.

Christine said...

Interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

This I knew.

RO said...

I visited there many, many years ago, and never thought to get the history behind it. Very interesting. Hugs...RO

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one. Makes sense though.

Lois said...

I've always wondered about that. Thanks!

Martha said...

I've learned something new today!

Jenn said...

That is something I have wondered before! Thanks!