I was just doing a post on basic English vocabulary for beginners when I saw this meme on my Facbeook news feed. At first, I was surprised to see that Ellen Adarna would say something like that. Why? I had learned that she was very vocal and controversial, but I also heard that she was well-spoken. But when I saw this image, I couldn’t believe it, so I started to read some of the comments to understand more. I am taking an interest in this one because, hey, I am an English teacher at The American Institute, and hey, the Vhong Navarro and Deniece Cornejo case is a hot topic right now.
Actually, I thought I would never write something about the Vhong and Deniece situation again, but I have to now since it’s crossing into my territory, English proficiency and communication skills. But to make a long story short, the moral of the story is that don’t believe everything you read. Otherwise, you assume, and you make an ASS out of U and ME: ASS-U-ME. Sometimes, it’s just an illusion. The internet and social media is filled with lies, lies, and more lies, and if you are not careful, you could just become one of those stupid, gullible people who would just jump the gun. If you do become one of them, you know you deserve a bobo slap.
So here’s some of the comments that may disprove the meme and prove that Ellen Adarna is well-spoken after all. It also proves that most Facebook users in the Philippines, and I mean most, don’t really know what they are talking about. They are more emotional, not intelligent and rational. Shit, I know I’m gonna get stones thrown at me for this post. I should restate. MANY, not most.