WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION
Britons: We seem to be a little bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die la!!!
WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED
Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: What happen? Why like that?
WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it
would be possible for me to enter
through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing the door) can ar?
WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons: This isn’t the way to do it. Here let me show you..
Malaysians: Like that also duno how to do..
WHEN DOUBTING SOME ONE
Britons: I don’t recall you giving me the money
Malaysians: Where got?
WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britons: I’d prefer not to do that, if you don’t mind.
Malaysians: Don’t want la…
WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
Britons: I’m sorry, Sir, but we don’t seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No Stock.
ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britons: Excuse me, I’d like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me
WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY
Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Malaysians: No-need, lah.
Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: Don’t be shy, lah!
WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE
Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice, I’m trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shut up lah!
WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU
Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time. Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?
WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me
Malaysians: Chilaka (slang of anger, similar to f*** you) you!!!
:: Taken from forwarded email.