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- From Min Nan: phô·-lān-pha (抪膦脬 or 扶膦脬), which literally means to fondle someone's scrotum, but figuritively means to kiss someone's rear end
- (Taiwan) to kiss someone's rear end; to kiss up
- 2004: Liu Jung (劉榮), Liberty Times: 連戰：鮑卿非口誤 是在傳訊息 (Lien Chan says that Colin Powell's statement was not a slip of the tongue, Powell was relaying a message.)
- The original word is considered too vulgar for polite company. Therefore, PLP is often used in its place (similar to how we say "F word" in English).