Category Archives: Language

Multilingual Miss U.S.A. Wins Miss Universe Talent Competition Hands Down!

BANGKOK, Thailand (The Adobo Chronicles, Bangkok Bureau) –  U.S.A.’s representative to the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant here easily won the talent competition leading up to the December 17 finals.

Judges were so impressed with Sarah Rose Summers’ talent that they gave her a perfect score — the first in the pageant’s history. F5FE70C5-9F47-4CBC-9686-33B895F98C78

Her talent? She is multilingual. She speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Russian, Visayan and Ilocano.  She is also an expert in sign language.

We wish Miss Summers all the luck and we are rooting for her to win the much-coveted crown!

 

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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.