‘Miskol’ is Filipino word of the year

Miskol is word of the year in the 2007 Sawikaan: Salita ng Taon conference held recently at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

“Miskol” is an adopted Filipino homonym for “miss call” or a call made to the mobile phone that is not accepted by its receiver. Ateneo de Naga professor Adrian Remodo, “miskol” paper presenter, said a “miskol” is often used as an alternative way to make someone’s presence felt.