Sunday, May 13, 2007

I got this forwarded message from a friend in Friendster (I don't care whether it's old or new) and wanted to post it here for fun. It's pretty lame but it's funny if you understand Mandarin and Hokkien.

Why Chinese must not have English names:-

Anne Chang (Mandarin) - Dirty
Anne Chin (Mandarin) - Keep quiet
Faye Chen (Mandarin) - Dusty
Carl Cheng (Hokkien) - Buttock
Monica Cheng (Hokkien) - Touching your buttocks
Lucy Leow (Hokkien) - You are dead
Jane Tan (Mandarin) - Frying eggs
Suzie Leow (Hokkien) - Lost till death
Henry Mah (Mandarin) - Hate your mum
Corrine Tai (Hokkien) - Poor fellow
Paul Chan (Mandarin) - Bankrupt
Nelson Tan (Mandarin) - Bird laying eggs
Leslie Tong (Mandarin) - Rubbish bin
Carmen Teng (Hokkien) - Leg hair long
Connie Mah (Mandarin) - Call your mother
Danny See (Hokkien) - Squeeze you to death
Rosie Teng (Hokkien) - Screws and nails
Pete Tsai (Hokkien) - Nose droppings
Macy Koh (Cantonese) - Never die before
Michael Tan (Cantonese) - Sell chicken eggs

I don't know about you, but I find it very funny lor! So, before you give yourself an English name, please check if the pronunciation clash with any meaning in Cantonese, Mandarin or Hokkien or not ok! =D

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