Monday, July 8, 2013
From Pilipinas to Filipinas-Do You Really Care?
I was reading an article about the Philippines identity crises ( see below) just recently. I feel there is no need to change Pilipinas to Filipinas. The "P" letter sounds better than the "F" letter as in UP for the University of the Philippines. UF for University of Filipinas sounds to me like the four letter word that most of us are familiar with. Moreover, I like the sound of Pinoy instead of Finoy and Pinay instead of Finay. On the other hand, I like the sound of Filipino instead of Pilipino.
Along the same line, the word puck (goblin or elf) is a decent word, but not as funny and versatile than its corresponding word beginning with letter "f" as described in the following video.
Perhaps we could change Pride to Fride, Passion to Fassion and Patriotism to Fatriotism, if we do not care about our English spelling. On the other hand Freedom is correctly spelled and there is no way we can change it to Preedom unless you are from Pampanga. Lastly, Will you call President Aquino, FNoy instead of his popular short name PNoy?
My dear readers, what do you think? Is this a laughing matter or really important to the Filipino identity in the world? Or do you really care?