Heh! I did not say this. Oh no, I did not perli anyone. I am merely apeing something I read on a blog call Rising above mediocrity.
I thought only we Malaysians twisted the English language into Yinglish, England, Yingrish, Manglish, Inggeris etc. Well, in the first place, we shouldn’t.
Hell not. Didn’t all of you, young and old, young cikus and old yams, know that the real English people from the real England came by and taught us English? Isn’t that obsence? Only after what number of years of Independence (2005-1957 = ?), we have raped, molested, sodomised the real English into all these mutated languages, you noe? I wuz like errmm sUrPrisED that errmm like don noe wut to say… errmm…u noe, like errmm…Byez…
Back to Benjamin Geiger’s blog. Read the two blogs which he pointed out in his post – Why blog if you can’t write? I am very sure you agree with me that this is so common here too.
OK, if you have no affinity for languages, fair. But if you intend to write, blog and ping what you wrote for the rest of the blogsphere to read, at least write in something coherent. Respect the English language, puhleez. Write the UK English, mind you. Those that are spelt with se and not ze. You noe? Not the Amalikan version but the English version. Dramatise not dramatize. Don’t traumatize, but traumatise.
Of course, there are special cases to bad Yingrish. But only do so if you have the style to carry it through like that hamsap Rojakz. His blog is one of a kind. Or like me who rely on my instinct to write.
Otherwise, use the dictionary. Use spell check. Use grammar check. Read the blogs with perfect English (mine is not). Read the English newspapers that your mom used to wrap the fish. There is no excuse for not improving your English.
You know why? Because your future depends on it. You need good English to get a job, farker! Why else do you think we need to learn English? Having a good command of English is enough to raise you up several levels in your career. I know because I am only educated up to SPM. But my ex-boss had thrown me into a pool of General Managers with MBAs and asked me to teach them to how to write good letters. Good letters to the PM, Rafidah, Semi-Value, Leo Moggie……
Look around the blogsphere. How many bloggers with atrocious English get mention? None!
Oh ya, while I am at it, copying and pasting too much information still makes your blog idiotic. Your blog still suxs because we don’t need another copy-paste blogs. Especially when it is a long, long movie review on old movies. Read what Swifty said.
There….I hope you Klang Valley folks who are going to be holed up at home because the Government said all good little boys and girls ought to stay at home, far away from the big bad haze, have something to read and comment.