The meeting was too long-lah, potong stim halfway.
‘Manglish: Malaysian English at its Wackiest’ is back after 20 years with new words, hilarious expressions and idioms that have evolved in intriguing ways. Packed with humour, irreverence and loads of fun, it bids all Malaysians to lighten up, laugh at ourselves and revel in our unique multicultural way of life.
Manglish or Malaysian English is what Malaysians speak when we want to connect with each other or just hang loose. Forget about tenses, grammar, pronunciation, just relek lah…Aiyoh. Being bombarded everyday with influences from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Asli, British, American, dialects, popular mass media and plenty more, our unique English reflects our amazing diversity. Just like a frothy teh tarik or a lip-smacking mouthful of divine durian, speaking Manglish is uniquely Malaysian. This book is an entertaining, funny and witty compilation of commonly-used Malaysian English words and expressions. Whether Malaysian, expat, visitor or a fresh-off- the-plane Mat Salleh, you’ll never be at a loss for words when conversing with Malaysians.
Language changes all the time, so this new edition of Manglish is most welcome for bringing us up to date. It also reminds us that Manglish is not just a random rojak of bits and pieces but an emerging language system with its own unique ways of expressing things. There are items, relationships and nuances of the Malaysian identity which standard English cannot express. So bully for Manglish! And boleh for you! Alan Maley (OBE) Former Professor of English. Author of over 60 books including (2018) with Tamas Kiss. Creativity and English Language Teaching. From Inspiration to Implementation.
Nonstop laughter, revelations, enlightenment. The authors deserve kudos for the fun and effort put into a timely, worthy and really helpful digest of the multilingual evolution of the diaspora in Malaysia. Mano Maniam, Actor
Manglish is pure pleasure. Laugh, cry and relish the heartwarming joy of knowing that Manglish in all its colourful glory will live on. Definitely a book to treasure for generations to come. Evanna Mohamad Ramly, Writer