If you’ve think you’ve seen it all — foreigners speaking Tagalog, Ilocano, Bisaya, then we bet you haven’t seen this yet…
Foreigners speaking beki?!
Beki, or “bekinese”, a pidgin of sorts, is one of the most colorful and ever-changing variations of our local language today, some words which have wormed its way into mainstream usage. Ever heard of “chos”, “waley” and “pak”? Yeah, we bet you’ve used one of these at least once.
Tsong and Tsonggo is a popular Youtube channel featuring San Francisco native Wil Dasovich, an expat living in the Philippines, who has done different videos on foreigners speaking Tagalog, salitang kalye, and videos on the cultural norms in the country.
A description of his video says:
You have seen videos of foreigners speaking tagalog, bisaya, and even salitang kalye. If you thought you’ve seen it all, guess again! Watch the reactions of local residents as they are approached by two foreigners, a father and son duo strolling around Metro Manila unexpectedly speaking tagalog. Not just tagalog but the gay linggo (salitang bakla or salitang beki).
It doesn’t get much weirder than that.
Watch the totally nakakalurks video below and see the hilarious reactions of Pinoys to these beki-speaking foreigners!!
What do you think of this video??