Jejemons, are you one of them?
Recently, someone tagged me in a weird photo in facebook
showing Jejemon…I never knew that freakin word and didn’t care until I saw on
the news what they are, what it means and why the hell it’s being aired
everywhere. Well, at least in Phil. This hub is all about Jejemon.
What is Jejemon?
What is Jejemon really? It was derived from two words jeje (from “hehe” means laughter) and mon (a Japanese-influenced suffix in Pokémon) Jejemons are the people who laugh “Jejejeje” instead of “heheheh” in Pinoy SMS.
Jejemons has multiplied through chatrooms, online games, social networks and widely in mobile texting. They became a popular subculture because they make their own rules of spelling, punctuation and grammar. They type words in the virtual world by alternating capital and small letters, adding H, Z etc. So weird that only their group could understand.
dHeY tYpe wOrdz lYk diZs
**To view their website visit Jejemon.com
Jejemon became so controversial and often, it creates debates discussing the advantages and disadvantages of Jejemon.
Good Effects of Jejemon
- Gives pleasure to a social group. Jejemons became a tribe, so if you are one of them, you tend to enjoy like them. I can’t object and I’m not against them but I know every gang or sorority brings pleasure to anyone in a way he feels he belongs…
- Secret codes. If you’re a Jejemon, you definitely know how to speak and how to communicate with them. Only you and your folks can understand each other pretty well. So maybe, in times of secrecy, you can converse using your special terms.
- The feeling of freedom. If you’re a proud Jejemon, it also means you don’t care about anti-Jejemon critics. It’s a sign that you are liberated from what others would think.
Bad Effects of Jejemon
- You forget your main language. Whatever it is, English or Filipino, if you’re a Jejemon, you always speak with it, so you get used to it. Your other dialects are set aside. Oftentimes, it will let you forget the right spelling or grammar in English or Filipino.
- Jologs status. (Ok Jejemons don’t freak out) Jologs, just like Jejemon, is a term used to denote low class group who are majority from the province towns, often times termed as “tambay” Jologs is a label of no-care to the world of etiquette or whatever is prim and proper for that matter.
- Outcast. Jejemons unfortunately are not widely accepted in the nation so if someone sort of suspects he’s talking to one, he won’t talk with him again or be a friend with him. A perfect example would be what I’ve read from a site that says, “OMG you’re a Jejemon! Bye!” Because of it, Jejemon has been a big social issue.
- Difficult to read. All would agree it’s freaking hard to read Jejemon words.
Sample Jejemon words and phrases
eOw poHw! (hello po)
xInU pOe xLa? (sino po sila)
Do Jejemons annoy you?
DepEd (Department of Education) discourage everyone using such grammar because of the obvious effects. A lot of groups have grown also to combat Jejemons, they are Jejebusters, Anti-jeje, GOTTA KILL ‘EM ALL JEJEMON and many more.
Surprisingly, the term “Jejemon” won the word of the year in Sawikaan 2010 over nine other entries, by the University of the Philippines academic group in Diliman, Quezon City organized by the Filipinas Institute of Translation.
I have no problem with Jejemons and they don’t annoy me at all because I don’t talk/text to anyone of their kind.
lyn#20 on July 09, 2015:
no to jejemon. stop that.
louriel on July 12, 2013:
Using jejemons it largely affects the speaking and writing skills of the learners. So they should avoid using it and use the right one.
Cornelio on November 07, 2011:
nelle on October 23, 2011:
i neeed arguments for our debate
MOTION: THIS HOUSE decries jejemons
we are on the opposition
earldon on October 19, 2011:
well can I interfere with you guys about this topic??..
are you enjoy receiving messages or hearing those kind of languages??..
kevin villasi on October 02, 2011:
jejemons are different not less
twentyfive (author) on September 30, 2011:
I absolutely agree Cloud9 :)
cloud9 on September 30, 2011:
I think it is better to use the proper way of writing,even speaking. Though we are free to speak and write what we want,it is good to use the right one. It is for the betterment of ourselves also.
twentyfive (author) on April 11, 2011:
hahah I agree br14nwall! Bekimon is a gay famed from youtube videos. Thanks for commenting! :)
br14nwall from Irvine, California on April 11, 2011:
I once receive that kind of sms. Then i said to my self, "WHAT IN THE WORD IS HE SAYING" then my cousin tell's me that you've been affected be jejemon. LOL. The Fact is. it's cool in someway but, it will affect your grammar and spelling if you continue to use this jejemon word. oh BTW I think Bekimon is for Third sex. but Im not sure though. :)
tinetine on March 09, 2011:
dessiminate jejemon txter
michelle on January 13, 2011:
i guess jejemon is not really good for every human especially to the young generations ..
kristine pacheco on January 05, 2011:
..sorry to say this..but JEJEMONS seem to make their own dictionary which obviously is not appropriate for all of us and the next generation. It makes all the filipinos look STUPID...we have our own language and the global language which will be understood by the majority and apparently the right one...
twentyfive (author) on November 24, 2010:
@jodhel - I agree :)
@georgie - Neither could I LOL I don't mind them too. As long as they're not doing any harm. Our native language is very good. Love it. Wow, you're one cool chick! Thanks for dropping by :)
georgiecarlos from Philippines on November 24, 2010:
I can never understand the jejemon language :) I honestly don't mind if people do it for fun I guess, but it has come to the point that people forget how to actually spell and pronounce certain words. Also, what's wrong with using our native language? I say more people speaking Filipino please!
twentyfive (author) on October 06, 2010:
hahaha chillax JoseLean :) Wow, pretty name BTW. I don't hear so much about Jejemons anymore, seems they cool off for a while or maybe they're just a phase that's already gone..
JoseLean_07 on October 06, 2010:
all JEJEMONS be must diminished...hate 'em! they disrupt our filipino language by changing the spelling and/or interchanging small and capital letters...which means not respecting our own national language!!!
twentyfive (author) on September 18, 2010:
I don't know how to translate Jejemon words Cath, but I can always translate an English word into Tagalog for you anytime :) It's just a phase of sorority groups or whatever, but it appears to be a hot issue so I made a hub bout it hahahah I'm more interested bout comments like yours than this Jejemon LOL XOX
Cathy Nerujen from Edge of Reality and Known Space on September 17, 2010:
I am fascinated by this but I would need to know the tagalog language before I would tackle this text-like lingo. Not sure why it is needed. But then people develop their own shorthand languages all the time, provided everyone is included in it. This sounds kind of elitist by its "secrecy" moniker. Always interesting reading your hubs, blaise. I learn so much. LOL. XOX
twentyfive (author) on September 11, 2010:
Are they still active Mikian? hahaha Oh, I heard bout Bekimon..another interesting expression
junrey on August 31, 2010:
twentyfive (author) on August 24, 2010:
I agree Miss CB :)
miss C.B. on August 24, 2010:
..mas mabuting gamitin ang sariling wika.
twentyfive (author) on June 13, 2010:
Mentalist - that's nice. Your words are interesting ;)
Johnsams - thanks :)
johnsams on June 13, 2010:
Interesting and funny!
Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on June 12, 2010:
Peth = to whisper or breath quietly...
twentyfive (author) on June 11, 2010:
May I know some of them? haha Indeed my friend, freedom comes with many things
Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on June 11, 2010:
I have a whole library of words and phrases out of the English lexicon that would deem me a candidate for psyco-ward and is something I keep private...all I can say is freedom to express comes with the freedom to criticise...