Last week, I have just read an article where one blogger claimed that English was her first language when she was young. Pinay naman. Ano kayang English yon? Yong o dat's dirty, dirty, you take a bath na or your mom will make palo you?
Another blogger has been writing that she can not understand and talk in Tagalog because she is from the south. But Virginia, she has been living in the Metro for than thirty years. Ibig bang sabihin, she talks with her neighbors in English?
What is this mentality that if you speak and write in English, you're intellectual or intelligent? Sabi ko nga noon, pumunta sila dito ang magsalita sila sa English, baka sabihin ng Puti pag narinig silang nagsalita, lalo pag accented . What?
Gloria Diaz declared to the world when she won the Miss Universe title that she did not speak Tagalog because it is for the atsay only. After relinquishing her crown, she became a movie star and guess what language catapulted her to popularity? Tagalog or Filipino.
But of course, iba ang conversational Filipino just like the conversational English that one should learn to be understood by the majority. You are not expected naman to say AKO AY YAYAO na para sabihing ikaw ay aalis na. Kung hindi multo ka na pagbalik. tseh.
Bakit Filipino ang topic ko? Hindi dahil matatapos na ang Agosto ang buwan ng Wika kung hindi dahil sa article na ito. (italicized, mine)
via professional heckler (hindi na maaccess yong article sa manila bulletin.
By JAMES SORIANO
August 24, 2011, 4:06am
My mother made home conducive to learning English: all my storybooks and coloring books were in English, and so were the cartoons (bakit may Tagalog bang cartoon noon?) I watched and the music I listened to. She required me to speak English at home. She even hired tutors to help me learn to read and write in English.