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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Taiwan (to go to)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

To go to Taiwan is to lose an election or contest, or to flee into exile

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase


  • He stood for Parliament and went to Taiwan
  • The voters sent him to Taiwan

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

Originated from Makerere University. It is an allusion to the flight of the Republic of China government (the Kuomintang)to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the Chinese civil war to the Communist Party of China.

[edit] See also

river Equivalent Federal English term

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