February 28, 2007

a case of boner

A girl colleague of Emily’s has a sister who is expecting a baby boy soon. That girl colleague was relating about her sister’s dilemma to Emily; on choosing the ideal Christian name for that baby, specifically, one that matches his already given Chinese name; ‘Le Yang’ (which means ‘Happy Sun’ or some shit like that in Mandarin).

Emily was quick to suggest a rather nice name – Ryan – which the girl colleague took rather positively. (it also kinda phonetically sounds very close to ‘Le Yang’). But it wasn’t until today when that girl colleague get to talk to her sister on the phone and suggested the name ‘Ryan’ for her baby boy… and this was how her sister reacted :

“You suggested to name my baby ‘LION’!? Why don’t you name your baby TIGER instead??”

I don’t fucking know if she pronounces ‘lion’ as ‘ryan’ or is it the other way round… but what I know is, these ah lians never fail to amuse everyone at the least expected time. Ouggghh my fucking godd *wipes tears*

That girl colleague later told Emily – “Forgive my sister, for she’s a bit of an ah lian and her Engrish is not that powderful…” – like, no shit!

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12 Comments to “a case of boner”

  1. doc says:

    Le = 樂 Happy
    Yang = 陽 Sun, also mean male genital organ.

    Happy Lanpa. Cool!

  2. elsy says:

    my colleague warned me, dun borrow money from sharkfins, they’re dangerous…..*lol*

  3. anas says:

    hahahaaa…might as well name the baby “mufasa” as in ‘the lion king’ cartoon…

  4. megabigblur says:

    Ryan’s a nice name but the problem is that there are way too many Chinese boys with it.

    Maybe it’s better she doesn’t give her kid a name she can’t pronounce properly? Otherwise 15 years down the line you’re going to end up with an Aloysius situation (Phua Chu Kang reference).

  5. "maemee" says:

    hmmm… this is the classic case of ah lian / ah beng’s interpretation of engRish names… like how:

    michael tan = buy eggs (mai kai tan)
    wilson = lotion (don’t ask me why, i dunno)
    jessie = pig shit (ju sie)

    sigh… if really so beng and lian, forget engRish names… just go with:
    – ah long
    – ah miao
    – ah kau

    good enuf… right? hehehehe…

  6. Bengbeng says:

    celaka..u r so funny..hahaah i always laugh or smile when i trawl thru yr website as I cant come every day :) keep it up brother

  7. sasha says:

    ryan=LION?? better not la..the mother’s england so happening wan ….

  8. Adrian says:

    My friend’s girlfriend can’t speak English well, and yeah, she did call all of us wrongly.

    Ryan became Lion.
    Wilson became Vincent.
    Sean became See-Ann.
    Mine? Adrian became A-Drain

    Niama her…

  9. michaelooi says:

    doc – or in Cantonese… Lok Chundoi… ahahks

    elsy – And loansharks taste good with black vinegar I suppose?

    anas – You didn’t get it do ya? Did you watch ‘Team America’? Take special note of Kim Jong Il

    megabigblur – She should probably name her kid Scrotum or Nutsack (see drliew’s reply)

    maemee – The most generic one would be ‘Ah Seng’. Go to any ghetto snooker center and shout ‘AH SENG!!!’… you’d at least a dozen strangers answering you in unison…

    bengbeng – Thanks. Can you send me an iPod to appreciate me more?

    sasha – Come think of it, her correct pronunciation of lion is probably ‘Rion’… that’s why the misunderstanding…

    adrian – Somebody called me Michelle before… I fucking hung up on him.

  10. elsy says:

    adrian – the same fren who warned me about sharkfins also did the same

    Perodua became Peradua
    probably became probabaley
    all in all became orr-in-orr

    and the list goes on…..and what’s funny, she’s from eng-ed sch.

  11. Amie Lee says:

    Amy became Eh-Mee… And the list goes on. Sigh.

  12. Shar says:

    LMAO ROFLMAO
    I have a swedish friend by the name andreas, which all the ah bengs and ah lins ALWAYS pronounced as ANDREA. Poor boy dah la pretty boy looking, sex change terus by these ppl.

    Perodua became Peradua

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