Language is Culture: English vs. Filipino|Uncle Sam’s the epitome of the Imperialist

Being better in English doesn’t make me less a Filipino, but…

My English is not perfect, unfortunately. I was a victim of English as a first language, and my own mom doesn’t really take pride of the native language.

Alright. That’s what makes me ashamed as a Filipino. I speak better English than Filipino. AND unfortunately, I am not proud of it.

I am better in speaking English in my blog is because, I am a good communicator, but it doesn’t make me an intelligent person.

These are the articles that you should read first before knowing how I suffered from an upbringing, not being proud of speaking Filipino.

Oh, and to Mr. James Soriano, please read the following articles. 🙂

Speaking in English doesn’t make you intelligent. It makes you elite.
I speak, write, and think in the English language.
Huwag Nang Ipagdiwang ang Buwan ng Wika

My English teacher in college taught us not to be arrogant in English proficiency. Of course, being arrogant to proclaim that Filipino is the “language of the tsupers, katulongs and those who are uneducated” is shit.

We tend to be arrogant in English, but we localize it

The terms “aircon” is very Filipino. Philippine English, that is. Comfort room? It’s really Filipino.

Tayo lang talaga ang ma-arte when it comes to our English grammar. We usually tend to correct our fellow Asians when they speak the language, with sarcasm. If the correct term for “CR” is restroom, washroom, etc., then why don’t we adopt all the words found in the English language? That’s because English has no governing/regulating boy unlike French.

Remember, language is culture. In the Philippines, speaking English will make you intelligent and educated. However, in other countries, speaking in English will only make you a good communicator.

I would agree with the fact that English is the medium of instruction in the Philippines is because we export OFWs. Should we be proud of them or not (?), since they’re called the “new heroes.”

Learn to love the Filipino language

Like what my ex-best buddy said, it doesn’t make him not love the Filipino language if he’s only supporting the English campaign. On the contrary, Sir Xiao Chua said that it is only a waste of time if we celebrate the Buwan ng Wika if schools still implement the English-speaking zones. We are really miseducated, blame it to the most arrogant colonizers who did the water cure.


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Posted on December 6, 2011, in Asia, Filipino, Opinion, Philippines and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

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