Monday, October 09, 2006

Still about the Language police

Still about the Language police
Sunday, October 08, 2006
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Perhaps DBP already have the proper words for the IT terms below, if not how can the businessmen use standard national language on their signboards? Not only this, those restaurants with English name, I think DBP should works on it to provide them a standard national language terms, for example: McDonald, Pizza Hut, Domino Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Sushi King etc.

hardware = barangkeras
software = baranglembut
joystick = batang gembira
plug and play = cucuk dan main
port = lubang
server = pelayan
client = pelanggan

Someone claimed that these are registered (international) TRADE mark; these will not violate the national language grammar. Well, you know to say these are TRADE mark, and then don’t you know what is the impact if DBP enforce on local small modal businessmen? Maybe businessmen will say their signboards are trade mark, then, what will the enforcement officers do now? Does it another way to offer jobless graduates job?

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Anonymous said...

Thanks to share this topic on your blog.

CY said...

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