Deaf girl bashed on social media for bad grammar

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Friday, August 8, 2014

A NETIZEN defended on Friday a deaf girl who was bashed on social media due to misuse of the English language.

Mike Sandejas, the Facebook user who fended for hearing impaired Mininio Buhat, said that people had no rights to judge someone who was not fluent in English.

Buhat, a student at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Institute of Arts and Science, received violent reactions from her bashers on the way she constructed her grammar.

Buhat said on her status: "Just got home from school and Mcdonald's Gil Puyat, Good time for experience life right way for your college most than past since high school how to process even itself grow knew already realization life high school from college. Seem bad person or good person by whom trust to be care yourself and didn’t try anymore."

The said status went viral on Facebook and was seen by Sandejas.

"The writing ability sometimes is still being developed while in college," Sandejas said. "I am outraged by how people are so quick to judge others by their use of English."

After the massive sharing of the status on social media, many negative insights were pitched.

"She (Buhat) may be used Google that's why it (grammar) was literally translated," a post said in Filipino.

Other comments also said that they got migraine and seemed that their nose would bleed after reading the post.

"I read it for four times and I couldn't understand it (Buhat's status) still," another observation in Filipino said.

But there were also other people who ignored how Buhat constructed her grammar, and admired her more despite of her condition.

One of Buhat's supporters said those "grammar nazi" should know the person first and the reason behind the so-called "flaw" before they make an opinion.

"I found it difficult to comprehend after I read the status. However, I remember my friends who are also deaf and realized that they also construct the grammar the way she (Buhat) does. Let’s just stop bullying them and try to understand their situation," a Facebook user said.

A Facebook user, who is also a hearing-impaired person, could not believe how people criticized Buhat. Those who were deaf should not be judged because the language that they were using was far different from normal people, he said.

Instead of correcting the mistake of others, people should teach a deaf on how to write in English properly, Sandejas said.

Sandejas' post defending Buhat got 11,780 likes and 4, 198 shares as of this posting. (Sunnex)

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