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Uncut Opinions: Why spokening englis?


Yes, for all you grammar nazis, I am aware that the title is horribly wrong in terms of grammar and spelling. I am an educated Carolinian, don’t worry.

In this new generation, the English language is becoming a norm for the youth. In our country for example, speaking English makes someone think he/she is cool and makes someone become part of the educated group of people.

Unfortunately, most people’s efforts to try and speak ENGLIS end up with disastrous results and admittedly, sometimes it is quite laughable. For example, a few months back i received a text from a classmate of mine and for purposes of demonstration, I will quote you the text:

“im here eatening on Jollibee (a popular fastfood chain)”

A friend of mine also read the text, and we were amused but at the same time felt sorry for her errors in grammar.

Now we are not trying to degrade others who are not very capable with the English language, but we are saying that maybe sometimes they should just use their own dialect, just for their own dignity. Unless you are someone who fancies old foreigners, then i think using English is only appropriate if you are really familiar with the language.

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Now maybe some of you think that we are being ironic, because even we ourselves use English in our blog. Let me remind you, we are only using the English language to deliver our distinctly Filipino message more effectively to the world.

You don’t need to act like a colonial idiot to be “cool.” Be proud of your own race and your own language. It may be the mainstream worldwide, but if you fail in delivering your message in the wrong way, chances are that no one won’t take you seriously.

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