Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rant, Quote. Yes, Random Post!

I was scrolling through The Star Online website, when THIS caught my eye. Come on, Star, really? Who does the editing there?

Dr Pornthip reluctant to testify cos she can’t defend her murder claim: MACC

Cos? Woi, you're a newspaper la. Apa cos cos all. 

It's a vicious cycle - English proficiency is dipping, leading to people using crap English in the mass media, which leads to sinking levels of proficiency. 

Rant aside, here's a quote I stumbled upon during my internet-trawling sessions. 

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

I haven't lit any candles today, have you? I'm going to try and make an effort though!

P/S: I just realised that the labels for this post reads 'inspirational rant'. Teehee


...sarah n... said...

betul!! mana boleh newspaper guna bahasa SMS kan?

haritu ternampak satu paper melayu(xsure apa tajuk dia metro ke apa tah tp tabloid), dia tulis something like b'tanding(contoh). i was like, nooooooooo wayyyyyy!!! but nobody believe me. diorang tak percaya paper tulis mcm tu. at least now, SOMEBODY (read as MAYLEE LIM) believe me. SOMEBODY saw it too!

May Lee said...

yeah! what's up with newspapers nowadays ar? they're newspapers, they are SUPPOSED to be perfect language-wise!