My vocabulary is limited only to the things I've learned from the daily life. However, it doesn't mean that I didn't know which definitions are correct and which are wrong.
Whenever I want to learn a new word, I go to dictionary.com's word of the day. But if there are terminologies, like the gay lingo, that I could not understand, I go to Google or and to this website called Urban Dictionary.
Due to my curiousity about Jejemon (Jeje = hehe and mon = monster), I search it on the world wide web to see if I'm becoming part of it. I didn't stop searching until I get the correct term. Most of the search results are from answer wiki, forums and also from the blogs sites.
And then, I remembered Urban Dictionary with a very unpleasing definition about Jejemon. Take a look at the picture...
As you can see, he defined Jejemon as a group of trying hard “Filipino” gangsters and emo. He added the “Caution” that tells people that this group are breeding and they can be seen wrecking grammatical havoc on social networking sites.
In my point, I think this is a racist type of definition. If you are to create a dictionary, it should be friendly to all kinds of users. This one though, he tried to define “Jejemon” as if they don't belong to this world.
Well, I'm nothing against the author, but I think he became rude in this one. He just show on the definition that he's a Jejebuster – the one who's against the Jejemon.
You know what? For me there's nothing wrong about Jejemon or being one of it. Filipinos are bunch of geniuses who can invent everything from the evolving Gay Lingo to this Jejemon language.
For the author's information, Jejemon actually didn't start here in the Philippines. Try searching “leet texting or messaging”. Americans usually use it in the gaming world to prevent bots from reading their sensitive information like their passwords and user names. It just so happened that they use it in every day life just for “fun” and “entertainment”.
Just like what they say, if don't understand it then your a noob or bot, which means, you are more like computers who don't understand the logic of a human brain.
For the last say, language evolves. If you're spelling “Okay” as “OK” or short cutting the word “text” to “txt”, think about again what you've said about Jejemons or these leet texters...maybe you're already becoming part of it. :)
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