We all have been in this situation before, where our inner British diva comes out. Malaysian English is simple, short, straight-to-the-point and easy to understand. So why not use a British voice to talk, laugh and get by your most hatred and fulfilling days of your life?
Here are 4 situations where your inner British ‘persona’ comes out:
1. When you get praised by the lecturer
So you just got praised by your lecturer, and there is only one thing left to do. That’s right! Time to show it off and let everyone know who the champion is. The spotlight is on your face, the crowd is staring at you – so breathe in and let that sassy British accent (fake, ah, a little bit) come out.
You: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me to get this far.
Classmate: S-kew me. Thank us by belanja us lunch this Friday.
You: I will be delighted to do so.
Classmate: Ya ok ….whatever lah.
2. When you are angry, but trying to stay calm to prove your point of view
You are meeting your classmates to work on a project. And you are pissed off and tired of not being heard in the group. The continuous interruption and disruption from your peers are making you mad – you almost feel like you could spit out fire from your mouth. And BOOM!
You (feeling British): We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment…
Your peers (Malaysian): Um… You OK or not ah?
You (British): Err…No… I have to stop you there, I understand where you’re coming from, but I honestly have to disagree with what you have said about the issue.
Your peers: (Malaysian): You sudah mad ah?
And this is how you finally get their attention! Now they are listening 🙂
3. When you have enough of the stupidity around you
Group assignment is due tomorrow and you are on the verge of breaking down and getting mad at your teammates. But you must stay calm and cool down as nothing will be solved if you wind up while giving everyone a lecture.
You: This isn’t the way to do it. Here, let me show you.
Your group mates: Aiyah…like that must also show meh.
You: You are doing the same mistake all over again, so we will need to start from the beginning once more.
Your group mates: Where got I do so many times? Haizz….ok lah!
4. While giving someone the bad news
You were given instructions to pass on a sad news to your college mate but you don’t want to make it sound worse than it already is. You filter those apologetic words over and over again until you figure them out. So here it goes –
You: I’m so sorry, Daniel. You were not shortlisted to join the football team. But if you give me a moment, I can try and ask the coach to give you another chance.
Your friend: No need lah. Don’t need to susah-susah help me. Thankew~
Share with us with your most hilarious moment when you use a British accent in Malaysia. We would love to hear more from you!