Thursday, February 26, 2009

Malaysia English vs Britain English ..

Malaysia English vs Britian English ... Who says our English is teruk. Just see below - Ours is simple,short,concise, straight-to-point, effective etc. The English did invent the English Language, but they cannot use it economically when communicating their intentions. Compare these phrases that Malaysians and Britons use to say the same thing: So, why make things so confusing and waste of money when you are and a long distance call.

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS

Britons: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.

Malaysians: No Stock

RETURNING A CALL

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?

Malaysians: Hallo, who page?

ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY.

Britons: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?

Malaysians: S-kew me

WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY

Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.

Malaysians:No-need, lah.

WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?

Malaysians: (pointing the door) can ar?

WHEN ENTERTAINING

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.

Malaysians: Don't be shy, lah!

WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE

Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.

Malaysians: Where got?

WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER

Britons: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.

Malaysians: Doe-waaaan!

IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're

coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.

Malaysians: You mad, ah?

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please ! lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here.

Malaysians: Shaddap lah!

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU.

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time. Do I know you?

Malaysians: See what, see what?

WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.

Malaysians: Die-lah!!

WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?

Malaysians: Wat happen Why lidat????ADUI!!! (jumping to conclusion)

WHEN SOME ONE DID SOMETHING WRONG

Britons: This isn't the way to do it here let mne show you.

Malaysians:Hoi!!!u pig ar lidat also doe no how to do!!!!

9 comments:

Willie said...

ahah...i read this before. You'll be surprised that we Malaysians do talk like dat! Ahaks!

Audio said...

Ekekeke...ya nang Ahbeng abis laaa ya ekekeke...

AmirFX said...

Ah Liaw punya bahasa sudah mali.. hahaa...

Rudy said...

aiya..can arr..simple but effective

FaDLi said...

eeei....ya cina pun english yaaa..urg melayu sik camya eh...hehehe

khairul onggon said...

kekekekeke... can aahhh?? ekekekekeke.. funny lorrr... ekekekekeke

Desmond said...

We try to introduce the unique Iban Inglish in the English Oxford Dictionary... Apuuuuu! and Akaidai!

Sara said...

hehehe... kdg2 tanpa disedari kte guna ayat2 tu kann

Yatie SawaNiLa said...

malaysian english simple laio

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