Becoming JEJE? No way!

Sunday, May 16, 2010
The first time I learned about the newly emerged techy term "jejemons", I did not have the time to inquire what were those, or what they were referring to. But then, it has been constantly brought up or posted on Facebook, so I googled it and I found out on Urban Dictionary that jejemons referred to "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." The very first person that came to my mind who widely practiced that hardest-ever-to-decipher phrases was my college close friend, Mark Van. Well, years ago, I thought that it was some kinda distinction of their hip-hop group to spell texts that way (I always said to myself that time, okay fine, go on with your encrypted-slash-decrypted-texts-all-in-one method), and now, I realized that it somehow brings negative impacts to other people who consciously see to it that they are using correct grammars and spellings.

After the small research I did, I asked to myself, am I a jejemon? From then, I started becoming aware on how I spell my posts on Facebook, as well as to other social networking sites, and importantly, with my texts. And from my personal evaluation, I do some shortened method of spelling though, I do not practice it always, I do little conversions of letters to numbers, very minimal actually. And for overall, I am the very least on earth to be called as jejemon.

Now, there is this equating coined term too, "jejebusters". So now, who are they? Are they worse than jejemon? Well, obviously, jejebusters are the jejemons' opposers. As defined by Urban Dictionary, they are "grammar nazi, who hunted down these jejemons to eradicate their grammatical ways". Well, I think, at this moment, everyone of you wants to be jejebusters. But do you really have what it takes to be a jejebuster?

Definitely, I am not considering myself as a jejemon, but I do not want to be named as jejebuster either. So, whatever these terms refer to and why they become so popular nowadays, one thing's for sure I learned from this, I want to practice good grammar and spelling. From now on, I am going to be more careful with expressing my thoughts. So you could call me, smart informaxona. Can anybody add my own term on the e-tionary?:)


Urban Dictionary - Jejemons


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