Saturday, January 8, 2011

we r really speaking!

MANGLISH is short for Malaysian English, though some might argue that it is Mangled English or in the simple equation..

MALAYSIA+ ENGLISH = MANGLISH
Examples:
  • english: would you turn off the fan?
  • manglish: off the fan.

  • english: hi, Lucy. Haven't see you for a long time. How are you?
  • manglish: hi, Lucy. Long time no see. So how?

  • english: these durians are really good!
  • manglish: best-lah the durian!

  • english:i'd like to order a glass of plain water.
  • manglish: sky juice one.

  • english: encik Kamal is out of town.
  • manglish: encik Kamal outstation.

  • english: would you reverse your car?
  • manglish: gostan!

source: Honk! If You're Malaysian by Lydia Teh

1 comment:

as eleyana said...

haha.. betol tuh.. i pown sll sngt kot guna manglish nieh dalam blog.. cakap kurg la.. tp ada gak.. i guess most of malaysian is doing that or at least is moving towards that.. perkembangna yang tak bagus sebenarnya, ttp a good starter pada yang baru nak mula merangkak dalam dunia english istead of sorok belakang2 xnk guna english better campur2 kan.. hoho.. mcm best je bukuk tuh.. nak after u la nnt.. wakaka..