IF HOLLYWOOD MOVIES WERE TITLED IN BISAYA: I JUST DIED LAUGHINGMarch 22, 2014
I’m a proud Bisaya and I’ve never been prouder to be one. I wonder even why Manuel L. Quezon had declared Filipino as National Language when Cebuano is one that’s widely spoken. Well, this can be a subject of political and cultural debate but this is not what this blog post is all about.
First, I’d like to give credit to the person who compiled this thing. Whoever you are, please let me borrow your work. Shoot me a mail and I’ll gladly acknowledge you properly.
Second, the reason why I’m sharing this because, I have never laughed reading a meme like I’ve laughed reading this one. I really had a good laugh on this, talk about ‘mababaw ang kaligayahan’ well, that’s unpretentiously me. *Tummy shudders.
Third, language is one of the most exclusive elements of culture. There are semantics and discreet cultural nuances that can only be understood in the context of that culture. And in this case, the Bisayan speaking and its unique cultural gradations in deducing this meme, well, what can I say? Share a good laugh with me.
Ok, if Hollywood movies were titled in Bisaya, which as you can see they’re not really translated en toto but as I have said there are cultural gradations that can only be appreciated in the light of where the presenter is coming from. And again, if Hollywood movies were titled in Bisaya, this is how it would appear in the billing and by now, you're also wiping your tears and laughing your heart out with me.
(Photo: Credits to the owner)
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She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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