With the help of fellow blogger who commented on my last post on this subject, we can expand our list on Unique Malaysian Words:

“tackle” – to pick up, flirt with, go all they way with a member of the opposite sex (or same sex depending on your orientation!)

“attached” – place of employment. e.g “Where are you attached?” which means “Which organisation do you work for?”

“MC” – means “on sick leave”. MC is short for “medical chit” or “medical certificate”.

“terror” – means great, cool or proficient as in “That fella terror you know, he can chat up all the girls.”

“fella” – means “fellow” which is a reference to a male person.

“outstation” – means “out of town” as in “she’s gone outstation”. I wonder if this is a relic of our colonial past.

“member” – a friend e.g “He’s my member lah”. This is certainly not a reference to a male organ!

“next [insert day of the week]” – as in “next Monday” which means the coming Monday plus one week. In Australia and perhaps the UK, “next Monday” means the coming Monday. Confused? “Next Monday” in Malaysia equals “Monday week” in Australia.

Well, that’s the list so far …

Care to contribute more Unique Malaysian English Words? πŸ™‚

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