For those of you who haven’t read Anagrams (Part 1), an anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once.
Here’s the Malaysian edition:
General Election = Cleaner, Legit One – This is what the Bersih movement is fighting for.
UMNO, MCA, MIC = Um, comic man – Aren’t some politicians just funny at times?
Chua Soi Lek = Leak is ouch! – His painful response when the sex DVD was leaked out to the public.
Ong Ka Ting = Tango King – Maybe he likes to tango 😉
Khairy Jamaluddin = I amid junkyard lah! – What he exclaims in typical Manglish when he accidentally wandered into a scrapyard and got lost.
Lim Guan Eng + Betty Chew = wet beach, nutmeg lying – Penang IS famous for its beaches and nutmegs!
Karpal Singh = Phrasal King – Being a seasoned politician and senior lawyer, he was definitely good with phrases! (contributed by TARfm reader – Ah Beng)
Lim Kit Siang = I mis talking – What he tweets when he does retire from active politics as a respected opposition MP who is admired for his boldness and conviction in speech. (contributed by TARfm reader – Ah Beng)
Petronas = reap tons – They reap tons of money!
Proton = not pro – Need I say more?
Kentucky Fried Chicken = Unchecked Nifty Kicker – Remember the customer being assaulted not too long ago?
Char Koay Teow = What a cookery! – What an apt description of this fantastic Malaysian delicacy!
Maggi Mee = gem image – Malaysians refer to all instant noodles as ‘Maggi Mee’. Isn’t the brand image as valuable as a gem?
Wantan Mee = Wanna meet? – “Wanna meet? And eat wantan mee?” – What a boy says to his crush on WhatsApp.
Mamak stall = malam talks – Malaysians’ favourite venue for late night talks on topics ranging from government to gossips.
Kedai Kopi = I poke a kid – What I do when I go to my regular kopitiam and saw a familiar cute kid there 😉
Genting Highlands = haggled night inns – The message Resorts World would want all hotel guests to remember i.e. they are getting the best rates that have been haggled to the max.
Cameron Highlands = romance highlands – A cool, beautiful and romantic place for couples ♥
Segambut = tame bugs – No wild bugs here.
Serdang = dangers – Go at your own risk.
Perlis = perils!
Mid Valley = live madly – And shop till you drop in this big mall! 🙂
General Hospital = loathing relapse – Don’t you loathe a relapse of an illness, making you wait for ages to be treated in GH?
Subang Airport = abrupt soaring – Caused by an inexperienced pilot who panicked during take-off. Also describes air ticket prices at peak seasons.
Carmen Soo = O, romances! – With such a pretty face and high profile, romances won’t be lacking.
Amber Chia = Be a rich Ma – This top Malaysian model delivered a baby boy named Ashton Wong in 2010. Be a rich Mama – the aspiration of many young girls.
Marion Caunter = Nite, our car man! – What she says to her hubby, SM Nasaruddin, chairman of Naza Group of Companies, whom she married on 16 December 2010, at night.
Reshmonu = home runs – a talented local singer-songwriter who has hit many home runs in the music industry.
Malik Noor = kilo on arm – He has many kilos of muscles on his arm, the result of lifting kilos of dumb bells!
Parameswara = Ar, swamp area! – What he said when he first arrived at the location of modern day Malacca Town from the Malacca River.
Polis Diraja = paid jailors – Don’t break the law – the men in blue are paid to put criminals in jail.