I was online when a fellow blogger msn, to ask me regarding placing a button on his blog. He's a Malaysian working in Sudan. I agreed.
me : ok, but one live goat.
j : the de-skinned one?
me : no, LIVE goat.
j : hahaha
The blur one took more than half an hour, finally got the button up and running. I almost vomit blood.
me : dun forget the live goat, I need fresh blood!
j : ok, thanks, I buy you a meal when I go to Singapore. I have many relatives there.
me : too bad, I have no relatives in Sudan.
j : hahaha, I will bring my fly with me.
me : fly?
j : hahaha
me : u mean u go everywhere without your fly?
j : no.
me : I dun wan to go eat wif u.
me : dun no where to put my eyes.
j : hahaha...... I thought u know. fly is short for family.
me : says hu?
j : many ppl, it's used in general , dun u know?
Well, I didn't know and it is sometimes so frustrating to read letters containing such words. My son used to send me emails which I don't understand. He and some of my students are using some of these words in their essays. And their spelling is atrocious. Jeez. They sound like from another different planet. And to them, I'm from another era.
And don't sms me, I absolutely don't get the message. Also I don't know how to text, I cannot reply smses. So antique huh!
Anyway, I picked up some of these computer language because my son says we have 'generation gap'. But some of these words are still confusing me. I am learning new things everyday.
me : I thought of the flying pest too
j : there are lots of flying flies here.
me : sure, but I don't think u can bring in one fly to Singapore. Our immigration is so strict, u wld need a license.
j : ha!