2009年4月22日星期三

馬來西亞人的語文天才

也是人家送來的。

夏日炎炎,在熱得毛都綣起來的午後讀讀,希望可達心清境涼的功效。

Who says our English is teruk? Just read below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the-point, effective etc.



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 call for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who call?


ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY

Britons
: Excuse me, I would 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 at the door) Can ah?


WHEN ENTERTAINING

Britons
: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: No need shy shy one lah!


WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE

Britons
: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?


WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER

Britons
: I would prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Malaysians: Don't want lah.


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 angry 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: Shut up lah!



WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS 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: Die lah!!


WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED

Britons
: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: What happened ah? Why like that one lah?


WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG

Britons
: This isn't the way to do it. Here, let me show you.
Malaysians: Like that also don't know how to do!


WHEN ONE IS ANGRY

Britons
: Would you mind not disturbing me?
Malaysians: Celaka you!

Send this to your Malaysian friends and let them have a laugh too. Good day!