In this era of social media, youngsters are easily influenced by the latest trends and slangs, where they might even unwittingly incorporate it into their daily lives or studies.
This was evident in a now-viral TikTok clip, where a teacher was puzzled to see a student using the popular ‘Sebab Boleh Dik’ catchphrase in an exam paper.
Student writes ‘Sebab Boleh Dik’ as answer
In a 19-second clip, a user named @muazsmd uploaded a video of him marking an exam paper which left him deeply puzzled.
He points to a particular question, where students are asked to answer why highways are built in Malaysia.
Instead of giving a proper answer, the student wrote ‘sebab boleh dik’ in the blank space.
The OP is then heard giving a loud sigh before mumbling ‘pening, pening’ (dizzy in Malay).
For those who don’t know, ‘sebab boleh dik’ (because you can, brother) is catchphrase made famous by Malaysian celebrity Azri Walter, which has since been turned into a meme.
Watch the clip here:
‘Poor education standards’
The video later went viral and garnered 1.3 million views. Netizens also gave their thoughts on the matter, where a majority of them were disheartened to see how much social media has negatively influenced students.
‘What is this student doing in class?’
‘This shows how strong social media’s influence is. If I were to answer like this, I would have gotten (punished) in class.’
Azri himself also responded to the incident, where he questioned its authenticity. However, he clarified that the reason why he came up with the catchphrase was to encourage others to change their mindset and be more confident in themselves.
Semakin tular "sebab boleh dik" di seluruh jagat raya.— AzriWalter (@AzriWalter) August 23, 2023
Ada yang tag saya tentang pelajar sekolah yang jawab "sebab boleh" di dalam kertas peperiksaan di sekolah dan sebagainya.
Saya tak percaya 100% bahawa itu benar-benar berlaku. Maklumlah sekarang zaman attention economy dan… pic.twitter.com/z9ffz2p7oP
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