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Salad Oh! Init Pa!

Are you familiar with this phrase, “Salad Oh! Init Pa!“? Or did you hear it from someone which directs the phrase to you? If yes, then you’re lucky enough.

Why? Then read on…

I always hear this phrase like everyday-from school to the streets, from malls to church-like everwhere! So, I was like thinking: “hmmmp…where did this phrase originates?” like “who coined this one?”. So, I searched and poof! I got the information just in hand.

Just recently, Ethel Bilbao (one of my colleagues in Lay-out Committee of United Arts and Sciences in Ateneo de Cagayan-Xavier University) asked me about the meaning of it and I was like, “Are you kidding me? Are you not familiar with what it connotes?” and she was like, “Yeah! seriously, I really don’t know about it though I heard it like a bunch of time”. So I was like: “Okay! here it goes…..”


Salad Oh! Init pa! is a phrase originated from a vendor selling commercial fruit cocktails from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. The vendor shouts the word, “Salad Oh!” which tells of his product-the fruit salad. Mostly, he uses it when he sell his products at Night Market and Night Cafe in Cagayan de Oro City. Later then, the word was being added by “Init pa!” (HOT) which is basically, the irony of it (it should be like “BUGNAW pa!” (COLD)). After which, it was used by one of the Disc Jock of an FM Station and was introduced to the people.


So, what does this phrase means?

Simple! It is a visayan phrase for “GORGEOUS and SEXY”.

Hard to imagine? well, just leave it that way. If you’re eager to know why the phrase stands for that, then compare it with this photo:

Photo source: http://rumplestilskin.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/fruit-salad.jpg


Don’t forget to say: “SALAD OH! INIT PA!” when you see a girl. ^_^


These are the famous phrases used by people in the Visayan region mostly in Northern Mindanao:

2010- Salad Oh! Init Pa!

2009-Bira kei nanganal

2008-Ga-gym ka part?

2007-Hubagang Ate Oi!


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15 thoughts on “Salad Oh! Init Pa!

  1. now i know.hehehe.thanks for the info…but kinda stupid xa nga pangtawag sa bae.ehehe…i still go for 2007 version. 🙂

    Posted by epax54 | July 9, 2010, 3:15
  2. Nice post clem! Spread the words!

    “Salad Oh! Init Pa!”


    Posted by Roy Legaspi | July 9, 2010, 3:15
  3. naa pa ue Pag xure anak kai mag beko tah….heheheh

    Posted by S0NJ@P3UK | July 9, 2010, 3:15
  4. mao next year unsa na sad kaha..
    “salad oh! init pa!

    Posted by Emem Barba | July 9, 2010, 3:15
  5. .~”ahahahah pag chur kay magbiko tah…

    Posted by Czar0809 | July 9, 2010, 3:15
  6. ☼ thanks for the hot salad doy ☼

    Posted by joy | July 10, 2010, 3:15
  7. made popular by Totoy Bugoy of MOR 91.9 FM.

    Posted by jongco | July 11, 2010, 3:15
  8. ahem! so that’s it. You know buds? I only heard that phrase with 1 of our board mates here in Cebu; he’s also from CDO – a gay(singer sa navigator). When we had our conversation, guess it was last week, right from that day we meet, I wonder y he keeps on telling me ” salad oh, init pa”, and his colleagues were smiling at me. And I don’t know what that phrase means till I finally know its definition after I read your panorama. Well, I really don’t know that because I never heard that phrase before. Thanks to you bud for sharing with us the right info. Now I know. God bless you and more power!

    Posted by kristine | July 12, 2010, 3:15
  9. salad oh, init pa!

    Posted by kristine | July 12, 2010, 3:15
  10. hahahha! This is HOT! pero bastos man kaau gud siya! its not good on the ears. 😉

    Posted by Melannie | July 12, 2010, 3:15
  11. hahaha. I never imagined someone will make an article about this. I am surprised with your post clem. Thanks for this entry, people will be acquainted with the meaning + history of this expression.. Good job!


    Posted by Jonard | July 23, 2010, 3:15
  12. I would like to exchange links with your site clementdampal.wordpress.com
    Is this possible?

    Posted by werebear41 | July 31, 2010, 3:15
  13. waw..nice info!! keep it up!!
    suman ohh..luyat na..!!
    salad ohh..init pa..!! ahahahh./.

    Posted by jessie james mejia | August 13, 2010, 3:15

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