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- Initialism of Min Nan 抪膦脬, 扶𡳞脬 (phô͘-lān-pha), which literally means "to fondle someone's scrotum", but figuratively means "to brownnose".
- (Taiwan) to brownnose; to kiss up to
- 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 the usage of "f-word" in English).