MINES RESORT 3sty b’glow l/a 24k b/u 10ksf modern design, golf view…
But wait a minute. What, actually, is a bungalow?
Oxford Dictionary defines ‘bungalow’ as:
Small house only one storey; (in
) such a house surrounded by a large verandah. India
www.dictionary.com gives several definitions:
- A cottage of one story.
) a one-storied thatched or tiled house, usually surrounded by a veranda. India
Much has been said about Malaysian English, or Manglish. We often ignore tenses and add particles of local languages such as lah, mah, lor. We may, for example, say:
I go to Malacca yesterday mah…
Such a sentence, while grammatically incorrect, is still able to convey the message. But the inappropriate use of ‘bungalow’ in this country is outright confusing. Even big property developers make this mistake in their advertisements. (Well, maybe they purposely do so.)
Can our Education Ministry please educate the people?