Are you a Jejemon?

Philippines
April 23, 2010 5:28am CST
i LLyK tO knOw moR3 bOut u, PwfoH. crE 2 t3ll mE yur N@me? jejejeje! Have you ever received a text like the one on top which drove you crazy? Apparently, this is called jejemon. I am so annoyed with this and it drives me up the wall trying to figure out what they mean. What about you, have you ever received jejemon text or IM? What do you think of this jejemon language? Should there be a language police that will bust these grammar-challenged texters?
13 responses
@rinzgca (317)
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
Oh my. So that's what a jejemon is. Yeah, I don't like this kind of texting as well. Like the other posters said, it defeats the purpose of texting which is to send your messages fast and be able to read the said messages fast. With jejemon, it takes more effort. I tried doing that when my bf got annoyed with me. I used jejemon texting to make the mood lighter because he thinks this way of texting is insane too. Well, it worked. Haha. But anyway, I'm sorry to those who might read this and get offended but when I receive texts like this I immediately have a bad impression of the sender. Makes me think they have lower IQ or something. .
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
hear hear! I totally agree with you. It's like they're so cheap and st*pid
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I totally agree with you. If they are trying to be cute with their jejenese, then they are failing with me miserably. I just want to bonk them with a dictionary, the big ones, mind you. I wish there was a grammar police. I have been known to correct other people's grammar especially when I am mad, but with jejemon people, I don't even want to try.
• Philippines
24 May 10
I'm a jeje-buster!!! Hehe :) I even joined a group page in facebook! Seriously, it annoys me each time a friend of mine send messages like that. It literally gives me a little headache while reading the message. My friend said it's just a style in texting but it really annoys me. I didn't know what it was called until PBB Teen Edition featured it for I think almost a week. Even the Department of Education declared a war (or something like that) against jejemon. I think it's a good idea since the jejemon style really could affect an individual's grammar and pronunciation. ^^
• Philippines
24 May 10
I heard that in the news too that our Department of Education declared war on jejemon. I agree that jejemon texting affects his grammar and pronunciation. It drives me crazy reading these kinds of messages!
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
I am not a jejemon nor I would want to be one. I just find it difficulty and somewhat nosebleeding to even try comprehending those jejemon texts and messages whenever I see them on my celphone, email, forums or social networks. Whenever I received messages with jejemon writing, I just discard the message. If I know the person who sent it to me, I may send a reply and will request for him/her to re-send the message in a more legible format.
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
Neither do I. Nosebleed! :) Like you I also ignore jejenese text messages. But if I know the sender, and I am in a particularly foul mood, she will get it from me. But if not, I don't reply until the person sends a proper text.
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
hahahaha. I have been reading this jejemon stuff in facebook for about two weeks now and it's so hilarious. I have received these types of messages and honestly, I find them irrating oh and a tad bit hilarious at the same time. ahahaha.
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
Well, they can be hilarious in a bizarre sort of way. I want to learn the language and then play a prank on my friends, answer their texts in jejenese, especially those who are forever forwarding some quotation or joke. I can just see their face trying to figure out what I just said...
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
Haha! The jejemons are like a joke in our place that's why I do not dare to be one! Another is that I find texting that way very time wasting because you have to make efforts in making short words long plus changing the letter case.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
Shouldn't it be jajaja? :) I wonder if these jejenese are aware that they are irritating those people that they are texting or IM-ing.
@wainaa (70)
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
my orgmates and i are not really jejemons but we enjoy making jejemon jokes. jejeje. my facebook wall is now flooded with jejemon greetings; i find it hilarious. jejemon language can be silly and fun to use sometimes but it is not funny at all when one seriously uses it as a mode for conversation. this type of language is a result of weak spelling comprehension and the influence of the infamous jologs community. deciphering what these jejemons really mean can be annoying. they make the easy life of writing as complex as it can be with combining numbers and letters to form simple words. if this hype goes on, grammar and spelling capabilities of youngsters would suffer. i hope this would not fully dominate phillipines' way of writing and communicating. it is a downgrade in our literacy rate.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
What are the other jejemon greetings? Can you share with us? I thought it was just jejeje. May I know why they substituted hehehe with jejeje when h and j are sitting side by side in a keyboard? It really does not make sense to me. Is there a jejemon dictionary?
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I only learned a few days ago that there was a term for this stupidity. Thank goodness I haven't received any jejemon texts or IMs. I don't know why it's so in with younger kids. probably because they think it's cute? - NOT! I don't have a hard time reading it since being an IT professional and someone concerned about Internet security. I use alphanumeric + special symbols for my passwords. but still it's annoying. We are going backwards! we have to stop this. PwfoH? It's like their mimicking a toddler who's learning how to speak. THAT'S HOW BACKWARDS THEY ARE.
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
At last someone who can help me. What does pwfoH mean?
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
So far I haven't received this kind of text. Actually I don't know this kind of text before until I read in the forum at sulit.com. This is really annoying because you can't understand some of the words and you still consume your time to understand it.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
Just to clarify, jejenese is not limited to texting. It is also done in instant messages or any forum. Yes, isn't this really annoying? It's like a step backward in our education.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I wasn't even aware that there's a term for this type of language. Honestly, it irritates me when i receive this kind of messages. It's as if it beats the purpose of the message since you spend more time deciphering the content to know what it meant. That's why i no longer have text mates, i only keep a cellphone so i can be contacted by my colleagues or anyone in the family if they need to. I have stopped receiving SMS since most of my friends know i won't respond if it's not something important.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I was also surprised that there is a term for this kind of nonsense. I just referred to it as text stupid. I usually send a blank message back to tell them that I understood nothing from their text. I'm also not fond of texting. I just answer when needed. I would rather have a face-to-face conversation.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
I hate it...it really gives me a head ache everytime someone sends me SMS like this. I find it difficult to comprehend. Most of the teeners nowadays are fond of sending texts like that. I don't know how they do it...and they always abbreviate words that I almost can't understand. It's good that my children when they send me texts they use the normal way.
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
Abbreviations I can understand since people are always in a hurry. I am guilty of that sometimes like texting "c u l8r" for convenience. But jejemon language is totally alien to me, the substitutions and replacements of letters with symbols that no one in their right mind would do is just a waste of time for me. I would usually send them a blank message back to say that hey, I understood nothing from your text.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
I dont like it, specially when some of my niece are using that kind of txting grammar to txt me, saying something like jejeje its annoying but i dont tell them. I just let them use whatever way of txting they want for as long as i recognize it.But personally just like you, i dont like it
• Philippines
24 Apr 10
I don't know why they find it so cute misspelling words and using all kinds of symbols to replace actual letters. I can forgive jejemon if only they made sense. As it is, I need an army of translators just to understand the language. How is that communication? It does not speed things up since you have to press all kinds of buttons.
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
I don't like jejemons, and I am definitely NOT a jejemon. I am annoyed by the way they construct their sentences. We need a jejemon dictionary just to understand them. Someone texted me similar to that, and I did not even bother replying to that message.
• Philippines
28 May 10
Hello advocate, I must be feeling old, i haven't seen these kind of messages until now. i guess a lot has happened in the last few years, i haven't had a text mate for a very long time now. this is useful for police or military operations if they're gonna come up with coded messages but i doubt they will use it for good. Nice, the text is giving me the head ache but i did see a lot of Jejemon in facebook only. Have a great day.