It's so sad that English words are changed into Filipino words with a different spelling. Pipol for People? haha. That's just hilarious; I mean depressing. Why, my beloved Pinoys? And Taglish? That's so weird. Me, I prefer pure Filipino or pure English, with some words interchanged, but totally acceptable words. After all, language is an organic, constantly changing forms.
But Taglish to bad English, to misspelled English words transforming into Filipino words. Carabao English? That is beyond belief. Makes me puke to be honest with you. No wonder only 3% of all college graduates in the Philippines pass the interview for a call center position. Yes, there are jobs in the Philippines in the call center; my advice is, learn good English so that you can have a fall back job if your original plan doesn't work out.
But back to English, I mean Filipino, I mean Filipino English? Carabao English? Barok English? I mean why in the world do Filipinos use so much English when speaking Tagalog/Filipino? My friend from Guam said he understood the Filipino movie because half of it was in English. I love languages, but sometimes, the ways Filipinos change their language stupefies me.
What if I spoke like this, Umayka ditoy, porque yo necesito a hablar with you. Kasi, mamaya, mag-eat tayo. Later on, we will visit our prenz sa bahay!!!
Yikes??? Of course, I wanna throw up on myself after I just came up with that sentence above. You see, I was born in Ilocano, thus the Ilocano dialect. Then I moved to the US, thus the English language. Then I learned Tagalog watching Filipino movies while my aunt and uncle would translate for me, thus the Filipino language. Then I took three years of Spanish, the the Spanish.
So, my beloved Pinoys, imagine if I use all of these languages and dialects at once. Plus my Hawaiian Pidgin, by the way. How would you feel? Yes, you probably would get a headache. Or just like me, you might want to throw up.
Please, please, please, let's try our best to speak good English and good Filipino. Of course in conversation, there are slangs, but even slangs can be use properly. Yes, once in a while it's okay to interject a foreign language, but it shouldn't be overbearing and dominating, to the point of puking.
Otherwise, we will end up talking like Lito Lapid who said, "Dare what it takes to be. Then we shall so because it is. To do or not, now or what else to be without." Did you get a brain hemmorhage with that one too? Me, I'm still suffering from repercussions.
I was inspired by this article A troubling Filipino book for college freshmen.
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Sunday, September 10, 2006
I believe in love, justice, equality, and life. I believe in the pursuit of happiness. Above all else, I believe in God. I started blogging since since August 18, 2006. I am not the same person I was once. My thoughts, perspectives, and opinions are different now.