Time has changed
December 7, 2012 5:49am CST
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the kids are so easy to curse. Sometimes they curse like they understand what they’re saying. I remember when I was young, curses are like taboos. Whenever I utter a wrong word like G-A-G-O or the P-I word, I either bite my tongue or slap my mouth. But now, I hear 8-year old kids saying the P-I word to one another like they’re born to do it. Even G-A-G-O can be heard on television shows without bleeps. How has time changed?
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9 Dec 12
Well, I think it is because most parent now treat their kids far more different from the way they were treated by their own parents. Some parents nowadays would treat their children as if they were just buddies and the boundary between being a parent and a friend to a child has been very thin or to some almost none. Thus, the respect of the children goes down the hill.
8 Dec 12
The word gago or tanga are not considered cursing words. The word gago or tanga only becomes bad once you addressed it to the wrong person. However, if you are calling the person gago or tanga because he/she really is gago or tanga- then, what's wrong. How do we call someone who really is gago and tanga then? Are we going to address them...ambait mo, or ang galing mo (you're so nice or you're so bright/smart) when they're really are not? Isn't it bluffing or giving them more insult? The PI is indeed a bad words- that is lashing someone's mom. Granting the mother is a real harlot- no one has the right to use such a word to judge someone. I agree kids of today is far different from the kids half century ago. That's how this modernization influence and damaged the moral of every one, moreover the innocent kids.
9 Dec 12
i understand what you're saying even the bible has curses written on it. maybe it just depends on the translation. some words are really meant for some things. but my problem is can't we be a bit subtle with these things? i believe there are still other ways to address this. i'm really not the type of person who would call someone gago and tanga. that's why i'm really against this cursing.
9 Dec 12
I am not use to using that word either- I am just stating my opinion because a lot of people are too hypocrite especially the religious ones/so-called righteous. As if they can't say the word...but shessshh...once no one is listening (their co-churches) they're more ev*l than the criminals.
10 Dec 12
television is really a big influence on kids. I can even say my 2-year-old is a victim of that... But no, not the bad words because I never allowed them watching matured shows (well, as far as I know when I am around, I don't know if the helpers are alone)... but the shouting and slapping. Even if I chose the safest cartoon channel, there is really still some bad things that they can get out of it. Just recently, my 2 year old shouted at me "I said No!" and I remembered I encountered that while watching one of the cartoon shows when one of the characters insisted of having the other take the medicine. Though in the end there is a lesson, but yet it sticked to their minds. I know 2 year olds are terrible and their world are full of NO's, that is why they are called terrible two! But being influenced with such negative values, makes them more terrible... and it makes parents like me more worried about how they're gonna be when they grow up.
• Legaspi, Philippines
8 Dec 12
Here is what I can say. Children learn from what they see and hear. Most often than not, these children learned these words inside the house. Because as far as I know, I never heard my children utter these kind of words. Probably because, I never heard myself and my husband utter those words. Have a nice day!
8 Dec 12
Just like you, cursing is a taboo, when we were just kids. Our father and mother would really be so angry with us if he ever hear us say a bad word. I think some children nowadays are saying those bad words because they hear it on some movies on TV specially those with hoodlums and thought that it's okay to imitate them. Also, maybe they hear it from their quarreling parents.