My English, Let Me Show You It

Someone landed on my website by searching for “why english necessary for filipino student”. I’ll let pictures paint the thousand words I need to explain why. (By the way, “Fugly Filipino English” is the result of that search.)

Under ConstructED
No Parking: Drainage Under CONSTRUCTED

Longwinded "Insert Bill" sign
You can use new bill and old bill. Please don’t use very old, wrinkled and torn bill. If you do, you may lose your bill and you can’t return your bill.

Beware of Falling Dibres [sic]
Beware of Falling DIBRES

Now, if you don’t understand why these photos show how problematic English usage is in this country, then clearly there IS a need for Filipino students to take English subjects.

Until the time comes when Mandarin is chosen as the new language for international business, English is still the language we Filipinos communicate with to the rest of the world. We might as well get good at it.

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3 thoughts on “My English, Let Me Show You It

  • June 19, 2008 at 1:06 am
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    “Until the time comes when Mandarin is chosen as the new language for international business,”

    Nah. Lolcat will be the new language for international business 😛

    “i can has 20,000 cheezburger plz?”

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  • July 16, 2008 at 8:22 am
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    Hey Noelle! It’s Inez, from Tolkien Philippines (remember me?).

    I agree wholeheartedly with this entry. And I’m speechless, as I think my brain melted away with my work today:)

    How are you???

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