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I just read a post by tom (Boss Man), regarding his wife's use of "He" and "She". Here is his quoted text:

The one thing that gets mixed up the most is the His-Her word for my wife
The reason Filipinos do this is, there is no masculine and feminine in their language. That is, if I am talking about a person (male or female), or even an object, I would use the word "Siya". An example is, "Buang siya." Or, it could be stated, "Buang s'ya." He/She/It is crazy. But, someone walking up to me, while I am stating this to another person, would not know who, or what, I was talking about, until I mentioned the person by name, or pointed at them. So, Filipinos simply use the closest word that comes to mind at the time, when they make statements. Thus, the confusion between "He" and "She" is there.HTH Edited by Paul
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Yes. I see this a lot too. I usually just let it go on by unless it confuses the issue.

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Yes they all do that I think. In the beginning it always got me confused, then after i while I hardly noticed it anymore. My gf is trying hard to get it right and she's doing quite good now.

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I've been listening to it so long (44yrs) that I now make the same mistake as much as my wife...I guess you could say we are blending in together..hehejim

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When I read the topic was titled "He/She/It" I thought it was going to be about how to address a bayot. :SugarwareZ-037: (Apologies to any bayot reading this.)

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When I read the topic was titled "He/She/It" I thought it was going to be about how to address a bayot. :1 (235): (Apologies to any bayot reading this.)
:SugarwareZ-037: So how do you address or is that dress a bayot?
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I just read a post by tom (Boss Man), regarding his wife's use of "He" and "She". Here is his quoted text:
The one thing that gets mixed up the most is the His-Her word for my wife
The reason Filipinos do this is, there is no masculine and feminine in their language. That is, if I am talking about a person (male or female), or even an object, I would use the word "Siya". An example is, "Buang siya." Or, it could be stated, "Buang s'ya." He/She/It is crazy. But, someone walking up to me, while I am stating this to another person, would not know who, or what, I was talking about, until I mentioned the person by name, or pointed at them. So, Filipinos simply use the closest word that comes to mind at the time, when they make statements. Thus, the confusion between "He" and "She" is there.HTH
Another one that I notice often getting confused is the meanings of "To" and "From". My girlfriend is always saying things like... "I borrow to Geraldine 500p" when she really means that she borrowed _from_ 500p.Anybody else notice this?Pete
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I just read a post by tom (Boss Man), regarding his wife's use of "He" and "She". Here is his quoted text:
The one thing that gets mixed up the most is the His-Her word for my wife
The reason Filipinos do this is, there is no masculine and feminine in their language. That is, if I am talking about a person (male or female), or even an object, I would use the word "Siya". An example is, "Buang siya." Or, it could be stated, "Buang s'ya." He/She/It is crazy. But, someone walking up to me, while I am stating this to another person, would not know who, or what, I was talking about, until I mentioned the person by name, or pointed at them. So, Filipinos simply use the closest word that comes to mind at the time, when they make statements. Thus, the confusion between "He" and "She" is there.HTH
Another one that I notice often getting confused is the meanings of "To" and "From". My girlfriend is always saying things like... "I borrow to Geraldine 500p" when she really means that she borrowed _from_ 500p.Anybody else notice this?Pete
Yep, thats another one I forgot :36_1_50[1]:
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Guilty3_12_31[1].gifEven now I still interchange he and she sometimes :36_1_50[1]: but only when I speak though. Surprisingly, I didn't have to edit my writing for that mistake, hahah!

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Yea, I was disapointed too. ;^)

When I read the topic was titled "He/She/It" I thought it was going to be about how to address a bayot. :36_1_50[1]: (Apologies to any bayot reading this.)
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