Sunday, August 24, 2008

Showing off your Eng-rish

A delightful sketch from Lydia Teh in the Malaysian Star brings that jewel of Northern vernacular to the Far East -

“I don’t believe you’d do such a despicable act. You’re all mouth and trousers,” Eh Poh Nim said.

“What do you mean all mouth and trousers? Of course I’m all trousers. Have you seen me wearing a skirt like that famous Malaysian designer in New York?” Max put his hand on his hip and pouted like a woman.

Eh Poh Nim laughed at his comical gait. “You talk a lot but there’s no action is what I mean.”

“Say so lah. I hate you, Eh Poh Nim. Always showing off your Eng-rish.”


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