Ok, folks, It’s been about 18 Months of living with OFWs in the USA and its actually getting worse in terms of my grasp of their ridiculous rudeness. They will prattle on in Tagalog all day log, interspersed of course with horrid attempts at karaoke ( in horrid English), refuse to speak English unless giving some sort of command, and basically being rude and indifferent to anyone who is not Filipino. They have gotten so bad that they are pissing off other Filopinos and they are turning on and eating each other now. There s a 2 year old in the household who has more damn sense than the adults, at least until they turn him into a racist ass.
If I suggest that we be a bit more civil to each other, I’m told that it’s just my opinion, and summarily dismissed.
My favorite convention is the gutteral grunt that conveys disapproval or whatever, and the variety of tongue clicks and noises that apparently are completely understandable between each other, and unintelligible to Americans.
My rudimentary knowledge of Tagalog is the only thing that gives me any damn clue of what i going on. Mostly gossiping and bitching. I asked them to stop talking about me , and rather than denying it, they told me to stop listening! no apology, no sense that they were rude, their rudeness is my problem.