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Invasion! Inserting “Lao” into Everyday Words

There are often many ways to show off national pride: waving flags and getting decked out in the country’s colors comes to mind, but we Lao have become rather…creative in our endeavors. In fact, you might have noticed our collective creativity on this very bLAOg! See what I did there? In one of our late-night brainstorm sessions, we noticed just how easy it is, to insert “LAO” into common English words.

Follow along for some fun!

1. Our most LAO’ved:

We’re all about getting LAO’d and amplifying our voices here!

2. Globetrotting: From the US to Africa and all around the world and back again, we are taking over it all!

LAOs Vegas
LAOs Angeles
LAOgos
Sau PauLAO
GuatemaLAO City

3. Special occasions: No matter how you celebrate, we bet there’s tons of food involved.

HalLAOween
Hol-LAO-days
VaLAOntine’s Day

4. Getting creative: Have you ever noticed how talented our community is?

MythoLAOgical
LAOmagination

5. Fashion: Your go-to places for looking fresh.

BLAOtique
SaLAOn

6. Staying woke: It’s all about raising awareness!

PoLAOtical
SoLAOdarity

7. Subject matter: Some of our favorite classes in school.

PhiLAOsophy
Ancient civiLAOzations
TechnoLAOgy
JournaLAOsm

8. Food: From trendy to savory to sweet, we’ll take it all!

BLAOdy Mary
GeLAOto
GLAOten-free
LAOsagne
MarshmalLAO

9. Colors: Our homeland is made up of so many ethnic groups we’ve had a head start in the colors of the rainbow.

CamoufLAOge
YelLAO
BLAOnd

10. Buzzwords: Have you ever seen these hashtags?

MilLAOnnial
InfLAOencer

There you have it! Which ones do you use? Chime in with your favorite words and add to our list!

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Donna Luangmany, dluangmany@gmail.com

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