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What you 1 from me?

[Lim Ah Lek was asked to make a sentence using 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10. Not only did he do it 1 to 10, he did it again from 10 back to 1. This is what he came up with....]

“1 day I go 2 climb up a 3 outside a house to pee. But couple saw me, so I panic and 4 down. The man rush out and wanted to 5 with me. I run until I fall 6 and throw up. So I go into 7 eleven and grab some 8 to throw at him. Then I took a 9 and try to stab him. 10 God he run away. So, I put the 9 back and pay for the 8 and left 7 eleven. Next day, I call my boss and say I am 6. He said 5, tomorrow also no need to come back 4 work. He also ask me to climb a 3 and jump down. I don't understand, I so nice 2 him but I don't know what he 1.”


• Ah Tink Yu Fa Ni!:   “You have a good sense of humour!”
• Ai Bang Mai Ne:  “I bumped into the coffee table”
• Ai No Pei:  “I got this for free”
• Chin Tu Fat:  “Have you considered a face lift?”
• Dum Gai:   “A stupid or dubm person”
• Dung On Mai Shu:   “I stepped in shog dit”
• Fat He:   “An unattractive person”
• Gun Pao Der:   “An ancient Chinese invention”
• Hao Long Wei Ting:   “When is the bus due?”
• Hia Dei Kum:   “They have arrived”
• Hu Flung Dung:   “Which one of you fertilised the field?”
• Hu Yu Hai Ding:   “Are you harbouring a fugitive?”
• Jan Ne Ka Sun:   “A former late night talk show host”
• Kum Hia Nao:   “I'd like to talk to you ASAP”
• Lao Ze:   “Not very good”
• Lao Ze Sho:   “Obnoxious Fiance”
• Lei Ying Loh:   “Keep out of sight”
• Lei Tsho:   “Midnight television programme”
• Lin Ching:   “An illegal execution”
• Ming Toy:   “Plaything belonging to ancient emperor”
• Moon Lan Ding:   “One small step for man”
• Ne Ahn:   “A lighting fixture used in advertising signs”
• No Bai Nut Ding:   “Your price is too high”
• Noh Pah King:   “Tow-away zone”
• Noh Tsmo King:   “Cigarettes are hazardous to health”
• Noh Wei Ding:   “Keep out of the pond”
• Shai Gai:   “A bashful person”
• Shu Man Go:   “Your body odour is offensive”
• Sum Ting Wong:   “That's not right”
• Tai Ni Bei Bi:   “A premature infant”
• Tai Ni Po Ni:   “A small horse”
• Ten Ding Ba:   “Serving drinks to people”
• Wan Bum Lung:   “A person with TB”
• Wah Shing Kah:   “Cleaning the family car”
• Wai Go Nao:   “Do you really have to leave?”
• Wai So Dim:   “Who turned off the light?”
• Wai Tu Soon:   “A man ahead of his time”
• Wai Yu Kum Nao:   “I thought the meeting was next week”
• Wai Yu Mun Ching:   “I thought you were on a diet?”
• Wai Yu Shao Ting:   “There is no reason to raise your voice”
• Wai Yu Sing Dum Song:   “You know the lyrics to the Macarena?”
• Wai Yu So Tan?:   “Did you go to the beach?”
• Yu Mai Te Tan:   “Your vacation in Hawaii agreed with you”
• Yu So Dim:   “You aren't very bright”
• Yu Stin Ki Pu:   “Your body odour is offensive”

In doing we learn. - George Herbert

Learn by practice. - Martha Graham

What we learn to do, we learn by doing. - Aristotle

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning. - Diane Ackerman

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar. - Benjamin Disraeli

By listening, marketing will re-learn how to talk. - David Weinberger

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

The hardest part of growing up is learning how to wait. - Leo Rosten

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation. - George Bernard Shaw

The day you stop learning is the day you begin decaying. - Isaac Asimov

The way to avoid roadblocks to learning is to ask questions. - Joseph J. Thomas

You don't have good grammar when you type with your fists. - C.F. Payne

Don't try to make me consistent. I am learning all the time. - R Buckminster Fuller

If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English. - Wilfred Sheed

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. - Edmund Burke

Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave. - Unknown

It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning. - Claude Bernard

Our ability lies not in what we know but in what we are willing to learn. - Unknown

I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill

No Chinese Catholics are allowed to worship ancestors in their familial temples. - Pope Clement XI

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys. - William Arthur Ward

Sometimes when learning comes before experience it doesn't make sense right away. - Richard David Bach

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

If you don't learn how to be scared, you'll never really learn how to be brave. - Simon Holt

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be open to learning new lessons even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday. - Ellen Degeners

Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in…it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old. - Edgar Watson Howe

You really don't need to study how to change a diaper. As a new mom, you learn pretty darn quickly! - Ivanka Trump

I had a meal last night. I ordered everything in French - surprised everybody, it was a Chinese restaurant. - Tommy Cooper

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. - Unknown

Learn to enjoy your own company. You are the one person you can count on living with for the rest of your life. - Ann Richards

To try and fail is at least to learn. To fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been. - Chester Bernard

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument. - Eddie Van Halen

We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless... but all are priceless. - Unknown

Learning to play golf is like learning to play the violin. It's not only difficult to do, it's very painful to everyone around you. - Hal Linden

Nobody like to fail, but failure is an essential part of life and of learning. If your uniform isn't dirty, you haven't been in the game. - Ben Bernanke

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