Who says our English is bad?
Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-point, effective, etc etc.
WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS,
Britons: I'm sorry Sir, but we don't seem to have the shoes you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No Stock lah.
RETURNING A CALL,
Britons: Hello, this is Jonathon Abraham. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hello, who page ha?
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 dinner is on me.
Malaysians: No-needlah, me pay me pay.
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?
Britons: Please make yourself right at home, anything you need just ask me.
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: Don't want lah, keep keep.
IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION,
Britons: Err Sam, 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: Shut up 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.
WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED,
Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: Wat happen? Why like that....
WHEN SOME ONE DOES 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! stupid!
so kawan kawan,
see how clever we are. no need lah to speak long sentences, wasting our saliva only. hehe :P
i don't think that we need to change who we are and i proud of it. and i wish that i can use Manglish wherever I go. how bout u guys?
my nuffnang ad, kelik peres ok!
9 hours ago