Try this tongue twister: Pasko, paksiw, askew.

Askew can be an adjective or adverb.

Askew means that something is “not in a straight or level position” or crooked or oblique (Merriam-Webster, Oxford Dictionaries). Possible equivalent in Filipino: hindi pantay or tabingi.


Askew can also refer to something that went wrong. Example: The plan went sadly askew. (Oxford Dictionaries)

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