Who says our English is complex.?
Just see below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-point, effective etc........
WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS.
British: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Asian : No Stock.
RETURNING A CALL.
British: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Asian : Hello, who page?
ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY .
British: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
Asian : S-kew me
WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY.
British: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Asian : No-need, lah.
WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION.
British: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Asian : (pointing the door) can ar?
British: Please make yourself right at home.
Asian : Don't be shy, lah!
WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE.
British: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Asian : Where got?
WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER.
British: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Asian : Don't want la...
IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION.
British: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Asian : You mad, ah?
WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.
British: Excuse me, but could you please ! lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here. Asian : Shut up lah!
WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU.
British: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time. Do I know you?
Asian : See what, see what?
WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION.
British: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Asian : Die-lah!!
WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED.
British: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Asian : Wat happen Why like that....
WHEN SOME ONE DID SOMETHING WRONG.
British: This isn't the way to do it here let me show you,
Asian : like that also don't know how to do!!!!