I received this in my email…thanks to whoever created it, you made me laughing out loud…..
Who says our English is teruk huh.
Just below – Ours is simple, short, consice, stright to the point, effective etc.
The English did invent the English Language,
but they can’t use it economically when communicating their intentions.
Compare these phrase that Malaysian and Britons use to say the same thing:
So, why make things so confusing and waste of money when you are on a long distance call.
BRITISH ENGLISH (MAGIC ENGLISH)
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 other oulets for you.
Malaysians: Sorry, 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 drinks is on me.
Malaysians : Wei… No need lah..
WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britons : Excuse me, but do you think it would possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians : (pointing the door) Can arr?
Britons : Please make yourself right at home..
Malaysians : Aiya.. Dont be shy lah!!
WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britons : I dont 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- waan la..
IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Britons : Err. sir, i’ve to stop you here. 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 SOME ONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE
Britons : Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice. I’m trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians : Wooi.. Shaddap lah!!
WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE /SHE KHOWS YOU
Britons : Excuse me, but i noticed you staring at me for sometime. 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 : Aiya.. die lah!!!
WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED
Britons : Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians : Wat happen? Why lai dat???? ADUI!!!!! (jumping to conclusion)
WHEN SOME ONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons : This isn’t the way to do it. Here let me show you.
Malaysians : Hoi!!! U pig ar, lai dat also doe no how to do!!!!!
WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britons : Would you mind not disturbing me!
Malaysians : **** U!! (cencored!!!)
hehehe… malaysia boleh!!! ;p