Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Speak Manglish

Manglish is a short form for Malaysian English. Manglish is English used by the Malaysians. One of the characteristics of this language is that it incorporates Chinese and Malay words and slangs in it. Also, Manglish is probably only understood by the Malaysians only.

Example #1
Leighton: Sharon, you are gaining weight!
Sharon: Where got? (Instead of saying, "No way!")

Example #2
Leighton: Why do all the chinese eat with chopsticks?
Sharon: Is like that one lah! (Instead of saying, "That's what we do!")

Example #3
It was getting late and we were leaving a party.
Sharon: Hey, Leighton. We go first! (Instead of saying, "Let's go home")
Leighton (looking confused): Oh...who goes second?

Here's a Manglish joke I found on the internet from someone's blog. (Probably only the Singaporean and Malaysian can understand this)

To those who speak Singlish and Manglish.
This is hilarious... even an Englishman could not construct sentences using numbers!

Exclusively. .. only to those great Malaysians and Singaporeans. .......

Ah Beng was asked to make a sentence using 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,8,9 and 10 . Not only did he do it 1 to 10, he did it again back to 1.

This was what he came up with...

1 day I go 2 climb up a 3 outside a house to peep. But the couple saw me, so I panic and 4 down. The man rush out and wanted to 5 with me. I run so fast until I felt 6 and throw up. So I go into 7 eleven and grab some 8 to throw at him. Then I took a 9 and try to stab him. 10 God he run away. So, I put the 9 back and pay for the 8 and left 7 eleven. Next day, I call my boss and say I am 6 . He said 5 , tomorrow also no need to come back 4 work. He also asks me to climb a 3 and jump down. I don't understand, I so nice 2 him but I don't know what he 1 .

1 comment:

Esther N said...

hahaha..that's so cute! I bet your hubby is gettin' used to it and started speaking manglish too huh? It'll be damn funny...XD