A Pinoy in the English speaking world

29 thoughts on “A Pinoy in the English speaking world

  1. tol,

    not only americans do noticed that we pinoys speak and write the english language perhaps even better than them. pinoys also know nihonggo, german, arabic, chinese (3), spanish and almost all the languanges of the world because pinoys are all around the world and we easily adapt. and that’s what i am very proud of!!!
    basta as long as pareho kulay ng baraso at betlog mo at kilala mo na si dr. jose rizal ang national hero natin eh PINOY ka nga talaga. MABUHAY!

    regards…..bong

  2. how about this:

    Me: do you know that the word ‘gullible’ is not in the English dictionary? (a prank, clearly)

    English-speaking native: well maybe because it’s not an English word

  3. Produkto kasi ng Notre Dame, eh! (I remember Ms. Danao and Mr. Asibal; the first one was fixated on sex, the other one taught us about Beowulf with a Visayan accent…)

    Hello, long time no write, Jay! (Trabaho, pamilya, you know the drill…)

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard that remark, I’d have….less than five dollars, hehehe. But seriously, it’s flattering to be the go-to person for spelling and grammar wherever I worked. I’d be the first to admit that I’m hardly an authority on both subjects; I just know enough to be dangerous! Still, I can’t help but feel superior every time I had to explain to a native speaker what a dangling modifier is as I watch their eyes glaze over (because they didn’t have Mr. Asibal as their English teacher!)…

  4. mam daisy, yun po bang dangling modifier e yung nagdadanggol-danggol? hehe joke lang po. mas magaling talaga tayo mag-inggles (oral or written)kesa sa mga puti.

  5. tma kyo lhat dyan, khit anong tangos ng mga ilong ng mga kno n yan at pango ang sa pinoy taas noo nman ntin n sasabihing di padadaig sa inglisan ang mga pinoy.MABUHAY ANG MGA KAYUMANGGI!

  6. oo nga. nagugulat sila pag magaling tayo sa english. minsan nga yung mga classmate kong british, nahihirapan sa ibang english words. sabi nung kasama ko, taga-wales siguro hehehe.

    iba talaga ang pinoy 😉

  7. parehas din dito sa vancouver. minsan ok lang, kaso kapag marami na nagsasabi sayo, medyo nakakaasar na rin. dati, explain pa ako kung bakit marunong tayo mag-english, pero ngayon, sinasabi ko na lang thank you.

  8. sanhi siguro ng mga na encounter nila na ibang porendyer. Dehins nila alam na bilingual tayo. ..na maski elementary lang ang na attain ng laking pilipinas, makakayang mag ingles, kahit barok.

  9. Sa Singapore, eto conversation ng asawa ko at isang taga-doon na super yabang:

    Taga-doon: “How long you been here?”
    Hubby: “Three years.”
    Taga-doon: “Ohh, so you learn English here ah?”
    Hubby: “Umm, actually I UNLEARNED my English here! hahaha”

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