Monday, April 20, 2015

Not bad ah?

As a regular Malaysian, we sometimes use certain terms which only another Malaysian would understand. One of them is the "not bad ah?"

Although it sounds like a negative statement, it actually serves as a compliment. I don't know how this term came about. I mean why can't we just say, "wow, that's awesome!" or "that's great!" or "I'm impressed!"? Instead we had to come up with "not bad ah?", like an outright compliment is too hard to give but a glimmer of a compliment is good enough for you.

How odd! And even more odd that we actually understand it! Not bad ah? ;)

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