Reprimand number .01 : Verbal Gymnastic
Is Methods of Research for research only? Think.
That there is a perfect pronunciation of terms in English vocabulary is one truth some may have never fully realized.
Last Wednesday, I had my Methods of Research class from five in the afternoon until eight in the evening after my five hours clinical exposure at Dizon Hospital. I had a sore loser and sorry excuse to a teacher after having written about how she pronounce the word because [bi-kawz, -koz, -kuhz] on a small sheet of paper that hurts her. I wrote the word bekaz and passed it on my seatmate without knowing that I was caught for doing the bad thing. I was surprised to discover how I worked over those things. I'm not going to say that it is right because it is really bad.Those are those times when the room's thermometer screams "it's getting hot in here". She seemed angry and asked me what I feel with a big question mark and five exclamatory marks. She was offended, she said. According to her, it's the first time that someone corrected how she pronounce the said word. And how she sure that only Richard Diongson? Surely, there are students also had opinions on their own. But don't get me wrong- it bothered me.
She is currently the principal of a big school in the city thus it is safe to conclude that she have gone through rigid training and experience and deserving of merit as expert in her profession. She knows more, no question for that. She posses both in abundance- having passed any tests or training required.
I used to believe that I deserved her reprimand. I am tempted of doing it rather than listen to her go on and on about whatnot. It's my first day on her class.
I must admit that I'm not good in pronunciation. Nobody is perfect. We are not native English speakers. I'm firm in believing that substance will always win over style. There's no need to speak with a twang. It would be nice if no pretensions about it. It can be quite destructing on the ear. But as what she said, We should learn the right way of pronouncing it... K. Fine...
But still, I should be fair and remember, Tao lang po.
Once you broke somebody or some peoples heart, healing is remote possibility. And I said, "Sorry."