Filipinos are known to be English conscious. People perceive the superiority of this language and unfortunately, it has been used to lambast people who cannot understand or use this language properly.
This girl received judgmental comments and hate remarks after posting her Facebook status. Aira Lataban got a lot of attention on social media after posting a badly written English status full of grammatical errors. People started to argue and make fun of her ‘illiteracy‘.
On her account, Lataban posted pictures of in tears while showing her wrists full of red marks which indicates that a hurful incident has happened. It was captioned with:
“I’m Obey HAppen I Don’t Know Said First My #Mother Is Angry And Fight and Punish Hand And Feet Now To Me I Have I’m Feeling Crying And Problem And Hurt and Patience Now”
Her poor English skills stirred confusion for many netizens. Although there is a problem with her sentence constructions, netizens still managed to get her point. Many of them think that she meant she was hurt by her mother for a certain reason.
However, one comment from the netizens shocked the thread. An unidentified netizen shared a screenshot of one of Lataban’s previous post showing herself with a raised middle finger and a kid. Although there is no clear meaning of her caption because of its poor construction, the words and phrases “die”, “f*ck”, “son”, “i don’t like you”, “i don’t care to k*ll” and “i hate you” can be seen on the post.
Apparently the reason behind her poor grammatical skills is that she is deaf and mute. Some netizens claim that people with the same condition as hers tend to use the English language incorrectly.
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