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I wanna share something that I got from email today. Quite lengthy to read.. but enjoy 😀

Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub where they drink Belgian beer.
On the way home they pick up an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab.
Then they sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.
Most of all they’re very suspicious of anything foreign.
More than that, only in Britain can you get a pizza quicker than an ambulance;
only in Britain do banks leave both doors open, but chain the pens to the counter;
only in Britain do supermarkets make sick people walk to the back of the store to get their prescriptions, while healthy people can get their fags at the front.
They might be British, but you can’t deny that they’re bloody funny.

ONLY THE ENGLISH COULD HAVE INVENTED THIS LANGUAGE

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Then shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is c ats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

Let’s face it – English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren’t invented in England ..
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing,
grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
in which your house can burn up as it burns
down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

And, in closing, if Father is Pop,  how come Mother’s not Mop?

I WOULD LIKE TO A DD THAT IF PEOPLE FROM POLAND ARE CALLED POLES THEN

PEOPLE FROM HOLLAND SHOULD BE HOLES AND THE GERMANS GERMS!!!

Cheers!

Too many 'Potong'

P1 Wimax

Salam,
Well, we are quite familiar with the term ‘potong’ these days as P1 Wimax makes it as their tagline for their ads. Anyway, there’s a lot of people saying that the ads are quite inappropriate as ‘potong’ or cut are most likely refers to circumcision or khatan.

If we look it the other way around, P1 was actually referring into cutting the broadband phone lines (streamyx) and switch into theirs which is wireless.

I’m not going to elaborate the differences between these two service in this entry. Perhaps another time.

The thing is, its up to the viewers on how they wanted to interpret the message sent by P1. After all, it will reflects on the person capability of thinking positive rather towards the negative meaning. For me, P1 have made quite a creative ads a line with DiGi ads which also very creative (and amusing) 😆

Too many 'Potong'

P1 Wimax

Salam,
Well, we are quite familiar with the term ‘potong’ these days as P1 Wimax makes it as their tagline for their ads. Anyway, there’s a lot of people saying that the ads are quite inappropriate as ‘potong’ or cut are most likely refers to circumcision or khatan.

If we look it the other way around, P1 was actually referring into cutting the broadband phone lines (streamyx) and switch into theirs which is wireless.

I’m not going to elaborate the differences between these two service in this entry. Perhaps another time.

The thing is, its up to the viewers on how they wanted to interpret the message sent by P1. After all, it will reflects on the person capability of thinking positive rather towards the negative meaning. For me, P1 have made quite a creative ads a line with DiGi ads which also very creative (and amusing) 😆

makan bola, sepak bola, pukul bola, pukul orang??

image by VirtualMalaysia
Hari sabtu malam ahad, aku dan wife aku decide takmo keluar rumah disebabkan adanye acara bola sepak final antara Negeri Sembilan vs Kelantan. Well, interesting nye aku ni bukan la minat beno bola pun tapi wife aku pulak yang minat sakan (hehe). Jadi, aku diajak menonton bola kat TV malam tu.

Walaupun aku tak berapa fokus kat game tu tapi aku tertarik peratikan gelagat penonton tu sendiri. Kenapenye? sebab punya la ‘perak’ mereka ni macam tak pernah tonton bola. Waktu score masih lagi 0-0 ade yang ambil tindakan baling botol minuman diorang ke arah pemain2 N9. Jurukamera pun turut kene skali tak pasal². Zalim..

Tak cukup dengan botol, datang pulak yang letupkan mercun.. siap berlawan² pulak skali.. agak barbarik jugak la waktu tu. Kenape la dorang boleh bertindak macamtu. Betul² buat malu negeri sendiri especially Tok Guru..

Pulak tu.. datang pulak satu insiden kerusi terbakar akibat mercun² tadi terkena banner. Apelaa ‘bijak’ sangat dorang ni.. suka kepada kemusnahan

Sudahnya, kalau dah Allah nak tunjuk tu sekejap je.. dek sebab tindakan dorang yg suka menganayia orang maka N9 menang 3 mata.

Tapi apepun, bukan semua nye camgitu.. cuma segelintir.. segelintir BESAR yang sikap nye dah macam bukan manusia. Yang lain tu just nak tonton je. Tak pasal² jadik mangsa..

Dek kerana nila setitik, habis rosak susu sebelanga.. 😛

Happy Birthday Firefox!


9th November, 2009 is the 5th birthday for Firefox!

I remember the first time using 5 years ago.Ever since Netscape was kinda heavy and IE with its famous bug issues, I felt its time to move to another browser. My first try was Mozilla browser but it didn’t really catch my attention. And then came Firefox (also from Mozilla) with a simpler and friendlier interface. I tried to use it and guess what? its been my main browser ever since!

Okay, enough yapping on my side of story. Lets give them a birthday wish. 😉