Tuesday, April 28, 2009

British English vs. Malaysian English

Just received an email from friend...have some fun...and laugh...and take it easy...

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 outlet 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 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.

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 ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.
Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment..
Malaysians: Die 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!

So which would you prefer? 
Good day!

7 comments:

乾熙 said...

这个我也有,在我最早期的Post哩!

Kelly said...

haha...really very funny!! thanks for sharing..^^

华言巧语 said...

哈哈!S-Kew me很好笑

icafe said...

乾熙 ~ 网络真的可以缩小距离哦。。。讯息可以很快的到出飞。。呵呵。。

icafe said...

Kelly, 华言巧语 ~
我的孩子也是边看边笑。。。尤其是那个 S-Kew me ~ 哈哈哈。。

c@therine said...

真的是说重点就好!!
哈哈。。。

icafe said...

c@therine, 切入正题哦。。嘻嘻。。

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