tHe jEjemoN Song
Jejemons: They're so popular that presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro wanted to send them back to elementary; "Notable enough" to be in Wikipedia; Displaced Justin Bieber on Twitter's trending topics; Featured at local news programs such as TV Patrol and 24-Oras. The Department of Education even declared war against them.
So what are Jejemons you ask? Let's ask Professor Wikipedia!
Jejemon is a pop culture phenomenon in the Philippines. Jejemons are defined by Urban Dictionary as those "who has managed to subvert the English language to the point of incomprehensibility and online lynch squads." A Jejemon is described as one of a "new breed of hipsters who have developed not only their own language and written text but also their own sub-culture and fashion." Jejemons also imitate "gangster" like attitudes which make them similar to the English chav, Scottish ned, Irish skanger, Russian gopnik and Australian and New Zealand bogan.
The sociolect of the Jejemons, called Jejenese, is derived from English, Filipino and their code-switched variant Taglish. Their alphabet, Jejebet, uses the Roman alphabet, including the Arabic numerals and other special characters. Words are created by rearranged letters in a word, alternating capitalization, over-usage of the letters H, X or Z and mixture of numeric characters and our normal alphabet. The spelling convention shares similarities with Leetspeak.
- Filipino: "3ow ph0w, mUsZtAh nA?" translated into Filipino as "Hello po, kamusta na?, translated into English as "Hello, how are you?"
- English: "i wuD LLyK tO knOw moR3 bOut u. crE 2 t3ll mE yur N@me? jejejejeje!" translated into English as "I would like to know more about you, care to tell me your name? Hehehehe!"
- aQcKuHh- means me/ako
- lAbqCkyOuHh- means I love you
- yuHh- means you
- jAjaJa- garbled words conveying laughter
- jeJejE- a variation of jAjaJa; conveys sly laughter
- iMiszqcKyuH- means I miss you
- eEoWpFhUeEhsxz - means hi/hello
Now that you know what a Jejemon is, let's listen to the song created by whySopas (a new Pinoy pop-alternative rock band) specially dedicated to all Jejemons out there.
It didn't take long for other talented Filipino YouTube users to come up with their own version. This one I personally like from YouTube user Jackie Japor:
She reminds me of Master Diwa's work. Would love to see a musical collaboration between them in the future :)
Anyway, got to go folks... Rocky told me that the Jejemons are planning to invade GameOPS anytime. Must find my proton pack.
tHe jEjemoN Song Reviewed by Jepoy on 5/25/2010 02:50:00 AM Rating: