Jeprox, Jologs and Jejemon are all urban slang that describe some chunks of the diverse Pinoy human spectrum. These words that all unexpectedly starts with the letter “J” – a non-existent letter in the original Filipino alphabet – emerged at different periods characterize the cultural variations among the megapolitan Pinoys.
In the ‘70’s rock artist Mike Hanopol coined the term Jeprox. He best describes these people in his song Laki Sa Layaw. Jeprox are born rich, exuberant and lives an unrestrained life. They are liberal and laid-back to the point of being immature, prodigal and irresponsible. By now these portion of the population are 90% owners of colossal beer-bellies and a big chunk of these stratum smoked weed at least one time in their free-and-easy life. They idolize Iskul Bukul tv seatcom characters Tito and Joey Escalera.
After approximately 2 decades, Jologs was coined. This ‘90’s-born term depicts a person being crappy, unstylish, unfashionable and cheap-looking. They are the corny group from the lower class who tries to be cool but ends up mediocre to the point of being an annoying failure. Jolina Magdangal (a ’90s teenybopper superstar) is their Goddess while Mystica (a singer with hydrogen-peroxide-treated haircolor) is their Empress. April Boy “‘Di Ko Kaya Tanggapin” Regino is their ultimate beloved idol.
Still after approximately 2 decades and just this year the term Jejemon emerges. These are the maddening type of Pinoys who are experts in Jejetyping. What is so alarming is that with the age of social networking sites and text messages they seem to breed! DhEy tYhp DaRe tHouWts enD meSShaGes CmeeLhar 2 dIzs, jejeje. They breed questionable spelling. They promote incorrect punctuations. They support intolerable grammar. Fortunately, their is an emerging group out to ruin this group otherwise known as Jejebusters.
I refuse to name some of the people I know and have personally encountered as Jeprox, Jologs and/or Jejemon. All I can say is that I can live with them… Peace!
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