Friday, May 31, 2013

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!

The roots of the word have been defined as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and docious- "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty."
 It can be defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say".
During a robbery in Guangzhou , China , the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank:
"Don't move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you."

Everyone in the bank laid down quietly.

This is called "Mind Changing Concept”

Changing the conventional way of thinking.


When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her:
"Please be civilised! This is a robbery and not a rape!"

This is called "Being Professional”
Focus only on what you are trained to do!

When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school):
"Big brother, let's count how much we got."

The older robber rebutted and said:
"You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!"

This is called "Experience”
Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!

After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him:
"Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.

This is called "Swim with the tide”
Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!

The supervisor says: "It will be good if there is a robbery every month."

This is called "Killing Boredom”
Personal Happiness is more important than your job”.

The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million.

The robbers were very angry and complained:
"We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!"

This is called "Knowledge is worth as much as gold!"

The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.

This is called "Seizing the opportunity”
Carpe  diem or
Daring to take risks!

So who are the real robbers here?

A HARRIS ABDULLAH CONTRIBUTION

9 comments:

tebing tinggi said...


I could see only one kroni there that could be consider Malay ,the rest were Chinese/Indian or Chinese interest.
Were this caused the Chinese tsunamy as they said.

passion1 said...

Its not the question of which crony borrowed 'How much?.
Its a question whether these loans were returned to the country with interests, or not?
As a layman in the streets, if a flyover is necessary,and ease traffic congestion, then I am very thankful. However,if the cost is exorbitant because it was given to a crony contractor, then the government has burdened the rakyat, because we are paying for their profits through our taxes.

wandererAUS said...

Zorr, if I have to make a choice, who was the real robber....I would have voted you....an educationist who knew all!....the tricks of the game hahaha! Got you!

Cikgu Malik said...

Zorro

Your English is too 'deep' and difficult for those following 'Oh My English!' tv show to understand.

I hope you can keep it simple for the benefit of our students who are deprived good English in the Malaysian education system.

Shakirin Al-Ikram said...

Good health to you, thanks for kaming my morning a hilarious one! How not to when Din played us their laylist, a sister played Josh Groban and you provided the comics! Beats the pills anytime!
Mind your heart, the figures are just staggering but its ODD only 5.6 millions care. Now we will face TNB and GST and NO decrease in prices of Malaysian and Imported cars!
Already we are to be on salted fish because Fish will only be for the rich and famous one day Soon!
Have a good Holiday (am not talking about the script reading Agong!)

Mr Bojangles said...

And here we are having to skimp and make all kinds of declarations to the authorities when we want to send pocket money to our student children overseas so at least they won't have miss meals and not live like refugees.

BTW, what do you call an old mystic with rough hands and bad breath?
A SUPER-CALLOUSED-FRAGILE-MYSTIC-HEXED-WITH-HALITOSIS.

wandererAUS said...


Sorry Zorry, I posted this article in my face book and forgot to pay courtesy to you and did not mention I extracted from your blog. My sincere apology. I thought the article was very amusing!

zorro said...

Cikgu Malik, I try very hard to keep it simple but sometimes it just flows. BTW what is this Oh My English....I dont tune into RTM.

zorro said...

Shakirin, we will not allow the saltfish meal to be a reality.

Bojangles, superlative your contribution.

WanderAus.....whatever appears in this blog or my FB wall is for general consumption....feel free to use without acknowledgement.