Americanisms & Filipinisms “Take your seats…” “Take out a quarter sheet of paper.” “Please switch papers.” “See you later!” “American English is a set of dialects of the English language used mostly in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the world's native speakers of English live in the United States.” “Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: 6 spoons of fresh snow peas, 5 thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into 3 red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.” There are some hairy parts in downtown where you have to beware of snatchers. Today, students frequently give lip to their teachers. They have no respect anymore. Your ideas about politics are all wet. After working until 9:00pm, I was beat. We have received the proposal for the umpteenth time! Americanism Uh-uh What the Filipino hears Yes What the American means No Please move your chair Relocate the chair Transfer seats Please switch papers ??? Exchange papers The other day The day before yesterday Some day in the past I’ll meet you at approximately 8. I'll pick you up at 8-ish. I will lift you at …??? What's your major? Major major??? I was class of 2006 ??? Batch 2006 Souvenir ??? Remembrace What’s your course? “Uh-uh.” I’ll be the one. Green jokes For awhile. Bold film I’ll go ahead. “Philippine English is the variety of English used in the Philippines by the media and the vast majority of educated Filipinos. English is taught in schools as one of the two official languages of the country, the other being Filipino, a standardized version of Tagalog.” Transliteration Filipino Origin American Equivalent I’ll be the one Ako na la I’ll do it I’ll go ahead Mauna na ako See you later already na (omit except for emphasis) For awhile Sandali lang Just a moment Go down lusad Get off Fond of… maki- Likes to last noon/hadto (omit unless recurring) viand sura entrée/main dish artist artista actor/performer “International English is the concept of the English language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and also the movement towards an international standard for the language. It is also referred to as Global English, World English, Common English, Continental English, or General English.” Filipino Usage American Usage Based from the evidence, I agree. Based on the evidence, I agree. I agree to her opinion. I agree with her opinion. I am bound to Manila this Thursday. I am bound for Manila this Thursday I studied under Professor Castillo. I studied with Professor Castillo. She is excellent in physics and math. She is excellent in physics and math. Let’s discuss about the COEd curriculum. Let’s discuss the COEd curriculum. Example: For example, Slice bread vs. Sliced bread Consume Indigenous Innovative Video Gorilla Filipino/American International Brand names English term Coke Kleenex Soda/Soft Drink Tissue Band-Aid Bandage Kodak Picture Pampers Diapers McDonalds Burger Levi’s Jeans Xerox Photocopy Colgate Toothpaste Cutex Nail Polish Metonymy is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept. Example: "Hollywood" is used as a metonym (an instance of metonymy) for American cinema.