Category Archives: Language

Exclusive: Our Lip-reading Expert Deciphers President Trump’s Star-spangled Banner Lyrics

269DE68B-7281-49C6-8C96-2C073F9BC2FBWASHINGTON, D.C.  (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – News and social media were abuzz with video clips showing U.S. President Donal Trump mouthing what appeared like incorrect lyrics to the Star-spangled banner.

(Trump has been very critical about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem at major sports events.)

We asked our expert lip-readerto try to decipher Trump’s lyrics, and here’s what he came up with:

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Protesting U.P. Students Expelled!

13D4AEA3-FB46-4324-BF3A-DB661AD31026.jpegQUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Dozens of student activists at the University of the Philippines were expelled for their participation at a recent protest rally seeking to overthrow the Duterte government.

During the nationwide protest, the students displayed a ‘memorandum’ declaring Duterte and the U.S. as the “number one terrorists.”

A spokesperson for the U.P. Chancellor at U.P. Diliman said that the activists were expelled not for their political activity but for bringing shame to the state university.

In their “memo,” the students committed a grammatical error that even a third grader wouldn’t make.

The memo said, “We, student councils from across the UP Systems, declares…”

Third graders know that the verb used should have been “declare.”

There were other grammatical errors in the memo.

”We apologize to the Filipino taxpayers for using their hard-earned money to fund the education of these students,” the spokesperson said.

Adobo Chronicles Exclusive: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Talks About Mariel And Leni

2C4C6FD0-BE5D-4FA1-B359-0BA753A88F2F.jpegDAVAO CITY, Philippines (EXCLUSIVE to The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos learned a new word today: Schadenfreude. It means taking pleasure on the misfortune of another. This was how Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte described the loss of Miss Philippines Mariel de Leon in the recently-concluded Miss International Beauty Pageant

De Leon has been vocal against the Duterte administration, including PCOO Asec Mocha Uson.

We caught up with Inday Sara at the Davao City airport and we asked her what she thought of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Her response: “SiyaDinFraud.” (She is also a fraud).

(Socmed personality Leslie Bocobo contributed to this story.)