n.Note: From an exaggerated pronunciation of “film.” This term seems to be similar to the American fil-lim. «If you are looking for a “timepass phillum” this weekend, pass on this one. “Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar” is not only an intelligent film but a film that will make the willing viewer think.» —“Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar” by Anish Khanna Planet Bollywood (San Ramon, California) Mar. 6, 2002. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. “Fillum”, however spelt, is a long-established colloquial/humorous pronunciation of “film” in British English. I remember my Grimsby gradparents using it (seriously), which would have been in the 1950s.

    Also, “fillym” is the Manx word for film.

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