April 11, 2015
Overheard today: "What makes a Barong Tagalog a Barong Tagalog, and if you take away that factor, can you still call it a Barong Tagalog?" I like public commute for a lot of reasons, overhearing conversations like this is one of those reasons. Anyway, during elementary I remember asking my teacher this very famous and often-used question: "Can I go out?" And she nodded. So I headed for the door, then she said "Yes you can, but you may not." Thus, I learned that it should be "May I go out?" I've been too polite ever since.