Attitudes of Students Towards Gay Lingo Part 1

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Sa panahon natin ngayon, tayo ay nabubuhay sa isang mundong sumusunod sa nakararami o sa uso. Sa pananamit, sa Buhok, sa Teknolohiya, sa Pagkaen, at marami pang iba. Ngunit isa sa pinaka tanyag at uso kung maituturing ay ang “Gay Lingo”, “Gay Language” o salitang bakla. Tulad ng karaniwang wika o linguahe, ito ay ginagamitan ng maraming paraan para mabuo, mapagyaman, at magamit sa ibat ibang paraan. Maraming nag sasabi na ginagamit ang “Gay Lingo” kapag nagtitipon ang mga Bakla o kapag napapalibutan sila ng mga tao para pagtakpan, itago, at para hindi maintindihan ng mga nakakarinig ang kanilang pinag uusapan.
In 1970s, The “Gay Lingo” is known as “Swardspeak”, a word attributed by Jose Javier Reyes to columnist and movie critic Nestor Torre. Reyes devoted on a book titled “Swardspeak: A Preliminary Study”. In the 70’s, no other term has replaced “swardspeak” in local usage but in the essay “Language, Sex and Insult: Notes on Garcia and Remoto’s The Gay Dict” by Ronald Baytan, stated that the word “sward” is too old fashioned and it’s improper to call the gay language in that word. That’s why he preferred the term “gay speak”.
In 2004, the first gay show on TV history, GMA-7’s Out, devoted a section of its show to gayspeak, threshing out a word like purita (meaning poor) and explaining its context to the largely entertained and “enlightened” audience. Such a section, of course, had its predecessor in Giovanni Calvo’s 80s show Katok Mga Misis where he taught the viewers one gay word after another. It was Calvo who also coined badaf (babae dafat or woman supposedly) and ma at pa (for the contracted malay ko at pakialam ko).

Ang “Gay lingo” ay maaaring gamitan ng mga tayutay (Figures of Speech), lagyan ng suffix at affix, o dugtungan pa ng salita ang bawat rootword para magkaroon ng karagdagang…...

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