Manglish : Manglish
No head no tail when confronted with “Let’s cabut”? Unsure of why something will “sure koyak”? Is “so humsup” a compliment or not? Sometimes charming, often witty and always inventive, Malaysian English is a vital part of the colourful Malaysian cultural fabric. Manglish casts a fun, entertaining look at Malaysian English in all its unique, idiosyncratic, rojak glory. Whether you’re a true-blue Malaysian or a fresh-off-the-plane mat salleh, you’ll never be at a loss for words. This classic bestseller includes brand new content, with updated entries as well as new illustrations by prominent Malaysian cartoonist Zunar.
Dr Lee Su Kim is the author of ten books including three bestsellers. She is a full-time writer and language consultant. Formerly Associate Professor of English at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Su Kim’s research interests are in language, culture and identity. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston and a Masters degree from the University of Malaya. She has presented papers at international conferences in Europe, the USA and Asia and published widely on language and identity issues. She is the founding President of the Peranakan Baba Nyonya Association of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor.