Very well. I will give you a good run of your bite then.Brah wrote:If it's so petty why keep dodging it? Does it really matter whether others agree or not?
As you were the one who mentioned AMK, which I'd never heard in years here, and as it seems to have originated from your country (I don't know if that's the case), to hear from someone from there if they are not only familiar with it but have actually used it is a pretty fair question.
If you haven't you have nothing to hide; if you did you have a lot of supporters here and I doubt that anyone, including me, would condemn you for it. Without hearing it from you it becomes like Romney's taxes.
Sorry you perceive me to shoot the messenger, I don't see it that way and I wouldn't take trying to get a straight answer so personal.
That's not to say that over the years I haven't gone after a few select and deserving people on the forum, you're not one of them and I find your posts among the better ones.
And I do want to know more about whether AM is a derivative of AMK - but I'll ask local friends as I think we've got all the responses we're going to get here.
EF - interesting, and thanks for that. Your post raises the question as to whether this is strictly Malaysian slang.
So how are Caucasians referred to in places like Jakarta?
the lynx wrote:Nah, I'm not uncomfortable. In fact, I'm amused by how tightly you bite at a petty matter. Pretty sure others would agree with me on that. And I'm not obligated to answer you since your intention has been proven to shoot the messenger after all.
When I was very young, adults and older children around me use that. So it is no surprise that it got into my own lexicon as a little child. Of course it didn't have to take long for me to learn (especially kindergarten, media and READING) that that was not correct and yeah, you could guess how quickly the transition was.
Of course that doesn't stop the AMK from continually being used around me until now but like I said earlier on, it is all about educating and making others aware that it is wrong.
Slurs could be worse, for all you want to know/care, where the prefix AM can be used with other objects (to the Cantonese equivalent) but that is very wrong. I'm not gonna go there because it is not the focus of our discussion, I have no part of it, and you can go bite elsewhere.
Interesting bit: I also thought it is the Malaysian thing, until I heard very few uncles and aunties here used them (but then again if they could be Malaysian-born citizens, so *shrugs*).