Proud of Manglish? | Manglish | Scoop.it

IS Malaysian English somehow “sub-standard”? There have been many readers’ comments after Mind Our English (MOE) ran the article “Just don’t call it Manglish!” last Tuesday. The writer, linguist Dr Alistair King who pens the Right for Business column in MOE, notes that there is nothing “bad” with “REAL Malaysian English” gems such as: “What for you run so fast-fast one?”. While this phrase is, admittedly, not standard grammar, he advocates a kind of linguistic pride in our own brand of English, at least when it comes to the spoken variety.


Via Nicos Sifakis