by Cherszy (@cherszy)
Some of you might be wondering what ‘jejemons’ are. Okay, I know it sounds a little like Pokemon and Digimon, but unlike these, jejemons are not cute! Not at all! In fact, they are very annoying!
So jejemons… these are people who type in an annoying way, like typing them in alternate caps and small letters, which makes messages very difficult to read and impossible to appreciate. Not only that, they try to alter words and make them sound cute, but really, it’s not. It just gives people headaches, and it just makes you want to pull your hair out. Seriously!
You want to see an example? Here: i LyK tO knOw moR3 bOut u, PwfoH. crE 2 t3ll mE yur N@me? jejejejeje.
Learn more about their language from this video.
According to urbandictionary.com, jejemons are ‘individuals with low IQ who spread their idiocy on the web’. I wouldn’t go as far as defining them as such, but come to think of it, maybe it’s true, but I’d rather stick to my definition of them as people who don’t know anything better to do but to annoy normal people like us.
These are those who type messages or comments in Friendster, Multiply, Facebook, or even in text messages just to you know, get people’s attention. But, please jejemons! Stop your madness! It’s just plain irritating and frustrating! Gawd!
I don’t know if you guys in other countries have encountered jejemons, but here in my country, they’re like… everywhere! They are seriously invading our morale! Ack! It’s like they’re trying to spread some sort of jejemon disease, which I would very much like to evade.
They even have their own merchandise, such as the Jejecap, which is like a national sign for jejemons, that is aside from the jejemon language. It’s very easy to spot this so-called Jejecap. Apart from the fact that it’s very eye-catching, they’re worn in such a way unlike how we normally do. They’re not actually worn. Instead, they’re like placed on top of the head like an accessory that just fell on these jejemons’ heads. And it’s very annoying to look at.
Together with the rise of the jejemons are people called the jejebusters or grammar nazi who are those dedicated to busting jejemons by humiliating them by posting the profiles of these jejemons on social networking sites so they could be laughed at by thousands of people. I know it sounds cruel, but hey, they started this whole outrage! I just think they deserve the public humiliation at some point.
There’s even a video on Youtube about an anti-jejemon campaign! The person who uploaded it [he calls himself Ivan] used the television ad of one of the party lists for the upcoming elections, and he changed the words uttered by the candidates from their reasons why they are mad at the current administration to their reasons why they hate the jejemons. It’s actually a funny way to get back at the jejemons.
However, I personally feel bad that some Filipinos would do this, I mean the whole jejetyping thing. It’s enough that Philippines is looked down upon by many people out there in the world because of poverty and corruption. And then now, even this?
I just feel bad for all the educated Filipinos out there because I know they don’t deserve this. They seriously deserve more respect, but because of people like the jejemons, even gaining respect becomes difficult. I just hope non-Filipinos wouldn’t generalize Filipinos as people who are uneducated just because Philippines is poor. Living here for more than 10 years, I can tell you that a lot of people here are really nice and smart. They just need opportunities to make their lives better. I mean, with the government that we have today, it’s really difficult for the citizens to go through each day.
So, jejemons… I HATE YOU!