Category Archives: Language

Animal Rights Group: Saying ‘Bring Home The Bacon’ Is Offensive To Pigs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Watch your language.  This is the gist of an animal rights group’s advice to people.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) now says that the phrase, ‘bring home the bacon’ is quite offensive to pigs.

But it’s not only pigs that get hurt from human expressions. Worms, horses, birds and bulls as well.

So, PETA has come up with suggestions on how humans can tone down their offensive rhetoric agains animals (see chart).

Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles also came up with suggested language that can be substituted when talking about human beings — men, women, children, homosexuals and persons with disabilities:

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Presidents Xi Jinping And Rodrigo Duterte Discuss Baguio City’s Anti-Profanity Ordinance

3639DD6F-4FC2-4C94-9692-014FB35F7F77.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit had resulted in wide-ranging agreements between his country and the Philippines, including a joint exploration in the disputed territories in the Philippine Sea.

The two Presidents, Xi and Rodrigo Duterte, also discussed the new ordinance in Baguio City — the summer capital of the Philippines — which prohibits cussing and cursing in schools and business establishments catering to young people.

The ordinance doesn’t care which cuss language is used — English, Tagalog, Visayan or whatever. It’s profane language just the same.

But the two leaders agreed to urge Baguio City officials to amend the ordinance to exempt the Chinese language from the profanity restrictions in recognition of China and the Philippines’ mutual recognition of free speech, academic freedom and free enterprise.

Baguio officials could not be reached for comment as most of them were reportedly at SM Baguio Mall for the on-going 3-day sale and enjoying the newly-opened amusement park next door.

 

 

 

U.P. Baguio To Incorporate Speech Therapy In All Its Undergraduate Courses

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – The University of the Philippines, Baguio Campus, is the first educational institution to respond to the new city ordinance making it illegal to utter profanities in public, particularly in schools and in businesses catering to young people.

While many individuals and groups have criticized the ordinance as an affront to Free Speech, U.P. Baguio has chosen to be more proactive.

Beginning in the next semester, the school will incorporate Speech Therapy in all its undergraduate courses.  The three-unit course is mandatory for all students regardless of their major.

A member of the U.P Baguio administration, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak on behalf of the school, told The Adobo Chronicles that instead of punishing cussers, the school chose to help them reform their speech, a.k.a. foul language.

”Hopefully, by the end of the semester, our students will have totally eliminated profanities  from their everyday speech,” he said.