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ENGLISH IS CONFUSING

English is the curent 'lingua franca' of international business, science, technology and aviation. But it is indeed a confusing language for foreigners to learn as it contains numerous inconsistencies. why do I said so? ok lets discuss about it.

For example, someone once asked that if the plural box is boxes, why then is the plural of 'ox' is oxen, not oxes? and although the plural of 'mouse' is mice, yet the plural of house is not hice. (sigh..)

it's the same thing with 'man'. if its plural is always 'men', then we shoul lobby for the plural of 'pan' to be 'pen', aite?HAHA. And then, there's 'foot' the plural which is 'feet'. So why isn't the plural of 'boot', 'beet'? *garu kepala*

then, there are the masculine pronouns "he, his and him," which should logically have, as their feminine equivalents, "she, shis and shim." But, no-o-o!

u have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which ur house can burn up as it burns down, in which an alarm goes off by goin on. By the way, if Father is Pop, how come Mother is not Mop? HAHA

Let's face it-proper English is a crazy language. And u still want to send ur children to an English school?? think twice (......)In contrast, Malaysian English is simple and straightforward. No beating around the bush.

When giving a customer bad news, for example, the British may take the long and winding road - for example ,
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater u want in ur size, but if u give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for u...."
Unlike Malaysians who just tell it like its is: "Sorry sir, no stock!"
HAHA

When asking permission, the British might say, "Excuse me, but do u think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?"
Malaysians dont waste time. They just point to the door and say, "Can ahhh..?"

When asking someone to make way, the British may say, "Excuse me. I'd like to get by. Would u pls make way?" Malaysians just say, "S-kew me".. right? HAHAHA.

Malaysians are certainly more direct. When disagreing on a particular matter, the British might say, "Er, Mr.Firdaus...I have to stop u there. I understand where you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with what u said about the issue."
Malaysians, on the other hand, will not hesitate to let u know their opinion of u:
"Eh, u mad, kahhh?" Ahaks!



Thats all for now
Love,
AraBadrul

3 comments:

Lee_85 said...

creative hahaahahaha...and i agree with you.english is indeed confusing

ivink said...

hahahahahaha, i got 1 email cm ni, yg lgo sengal hahaha

AraBadrul said...

:)

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