Wednesday, June 11, 2008

English 101

Jason and I have always been amazed with how amazing our younger generation (metaphorically speaking only ok? We are not old! :/ and don't be carried away with the word "amaze" there lah! I'm a blogger, remember?), i.e the youths we met/at church, can speak and write so fluently in English, most of the time we are just happy to keep our mouths zipped lest we make some glaring grammatical mistakes and they'll laugh at you, like really, they'll laugh at you. =.=

When they open their mouths, fuh! They speak English like they are uhh… eating taufufa...=_=’ uhhh, so the statement doesn’t make any sense but that’s the point - to show you the difference geddit?! The verboseness of that and this generation. erm OK, whatever. Zzz.

So I’ve been sharing this with the (take a deep breath now) supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Missy Essie, and she says simply that, it’s not difficult, at all!

See the level of confidence? x_x

So anyway, she sums things up and gave me this, life-saver tips:

Apparently, if there’s a certain type of genre/style which you need to adopt in your writing/speaking, think of these statements/questions…

If I want to…

1. Write/talk like a medic student/scientist/psychologist/disciplinarian/kungfu master - ask yourself - "What would Ming Yan do (or not do)?"

2. Write scripts for children/puppet plays - ask yourself - "What would Cerlyn (the cake?) do?"

And I'm adding these myself:
3. Write/talk expressively when I’m really angsty and still make sense - ask yourself - “What would Juju do?”

4. Write/talk like I’m on hyper-, overdrive, or a histrionic - ask yourself - “What would Essie do?”

5. Be totally bombastic bimbotic and a part of every positive adjective to describe (esp. so) yourself - ask yourself - “What would Jap/Jared/LiJen do?” - for no one represents the SS group better than them.

Essentially, this post is just a space filler and noise polluter because I have nothing better to write about (surprise!), but go ahead, you might just give your dead brain a much needed jolt of life by thinking like them, and well, probably save your to-hand-in-today assignment. (well if you don't know them, go make friends lah! Joh!)

(Eh, almost like I'm matchmaking/social profiling for them ah, if liddat, I might as well add in this one here:)

6. If I want to scold gracefully (and have super sunshiny-I-can-make-you-smile smile!) - ask yourself - "what would dohnie do?!!!"

Ah. It’s good to have friends of all kinds so that you can hard-sell them out when you have nothing to write about in your blog, don’t you think?

13 comments:

shattered dreams said...

L.O.L.z

essie-chan said...

XD

I HAVE A GENRE NOW WOOHOO!!!!

=___= Histrionics.

That does seem to imply that I'm rather...disordered in my personality.

...

FLALALALALA WHO CAAAAAAAARES~ I HAVE A GENRE NOW *bounces about flailing arms*

HAHAHAHHAA REMEMBER YESTERDAY!?

Leishia: ...Winking is a sin!
Esther: MALAPETAKA!!!!
Leishia: But we asked donny and he said no..
Esther: oh.

=D

Dengan itu, biarlah saya mengakhiri 'comment' saya dengan 'proverb' chun ini...

"MALAPETAKAAAAAA" Please proceed to flail your arms about with extreme retardation at this phrase. Trust me. It'll release your tensions AND cheer up your colleagues/ at least give them something to talk about for hours.

=D We must strive to do good to our fellow mankinds, right?

JapBoyRockS said...

aaaahahahaha! i thank you on behalf of 3 of us... but..sounds wrong.. makes me like a spotlight... =.='


i can so see that ur bored? hahaha! my msn something wrong this afternoon when u were half way telling me about your half way falling asleep story!

ellejay said...

LEISHIA:
WEI!!! I MIA for a short while examing and I've been...been...defamed! Wait no I'm not famous. Um...defaced! LEISHIAAAAA. I'm so SS meh?? Why la you didn't say intelligent la...insightful la...

JBR:
Don't la drag me into this...
:( Hahaha

ellejay said...

Oh die. I just realised I SSed in the comment I just wrote. This is like so malufying. But anyway...Eh really meh. K la I shall speak less lol.

Sellout :(
(Hahaha gotta find some way to turn the topic somewhere else)

ezra said...

WAAKAKKAKAAA...so freaking funny lar this post...my england also not that goody good, as long the people UNDERSTOOD-DED my super duper high class england, then can alread lor?

we malaysians must be the proud of our the screwed up england manglish mar...hahaha..i so funny the bunny...

alvin boey said...

ezra is me actually..alvin the sakai who talks like an australian but acts like a typical CINA-THE-APEK..woohooo

leishia said...

so when i write about u ss ppl only i get comments by the floods lah -_______- joh!

ellejay:
and wahey! ellejay's back in the blogosphere!!!! woman! where were u lah!

essie:
=_= yes yes! calm down pls! T_T overheyperlah!ugottabesedated!all.the.time!

jap:
erm, ur most welcome. thanks for the comment too ah! lol

alvin:
lol yes we all know ezra is u! dun need to restate that ur alvin. haiseh, everyone really very the SS nya!!!!

LOL joh! i love u alll soh much lah!!!

essie-chan said...

Leishia dear! I consent to be sedated, provided you supply me with computer (with fast internet speeds), coffee, coca cola, candy, chocolate and cute Cerly afterwards!!! (the 6 Cs)

Then of course, I shall most willingly be sedated and have very, very intellectual and sane conversations with you!

=D

Oh, and fluffy pillows please.

essie-chan said...

Leishia dear! I consent to be sedated, provided you supply me with computer (with fast internet speeds), coffee, coca cola, candy, chocolate and cute Cerly afterwards!!! (the 6 Cs)

Then of course, I shall most willingly be sedated and have very, very intellectual and sane conversations with you!

=D

Oh, and fluffy pillows please.

orangejuicejunkie said...

my goodness the comments...

WRITING SCRIPTS FOR CHILDREN PLAYS?????? o.O

x.x i din know i was that skilled wei!! ahhahahahaha awww thanks gal~ *hugs*~

esther - awwww T.T i'm so touched wei~ ^^ i'm one of the C's....where my n??? x.x

Jared said...

eh apa ss? aunty ni pun banyak ss wat. I tot you were the president of the club also. lol..

Dohnie said...

Hoi! Enuf with da sunShiny-ness lerrr!!! rrrrooooaaaaarrrr!!!

*randomly slaps everyone around with smelly fish!*