Tags: Mobile Lifestyle
By Marjorie Gorospe
QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA— If Ash and his friends are busy collecting pokemons, jejebusters are busy eliminating the group of jejemons everywhere.
The Urban Dictionary defines jejemons as “individuals with low IQs who spread around their idiocy on the web by ‘tYpFing LyK diZS jejejeje’, making all people viewing their profile raise their eyebrows out of annoyance”.
Or simply put, these are people who don’t care about grammar, punctuation and syntax, whose imprint is found on social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. Or people typing away in chat rooms while playing online games.
An article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer calls jejemons the new breed of “jologs” or “baduy”, popular terms that apply to either fashion victims or those whose tastes in music, movies or popular culture are generally looked down by other people.
Jeffrey Yumol posted a YouTube video describing jejemons and jejebusters. This website even translates “normal” words into jejemon language. Even how you wear your cap says about you being a jejemon or not. The blog TJ’s Daily gives a more detailed discussion of jejemons and how it has affected popular culture.
Writing in Filipino, blogger “Goyo” believes it’s unfair to judge outright people writing in jejemon language although he admits subscribing to jejebusters fan pages on Facebook.
As they say, to each his own. Or it’s simply a matter of how you can tolerate people who write text messages or Facebook status updates a certain way. If you’re less tolerant, prepare to be called a jejebuster.
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