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Pil Seung

Location: Penang, Malaysia

September 23, 2005

Benglish revisited

It has been more than 5 months since I blogged about Benglish. Here are some additional Benglish words that I "learned" recently.

leeyiter kemler - digital camera
joomlen - zoom lens
lehbit - rabbit
larber - eraser (from the word "rubber")
toosbok - toolbox
stesh - state
lewlen - durian
Lohlek - Rolex
krass - class
klas - grass
Marseeli - Mercedes-Benz
Pewjot - Peugeot
Seetong - Citroen
Plotong Sawi - Proton Savvy
resign - design
leesain - resign

Hopefully, I will blog in Benglish someday. Akan datang...

September 20, 2005


For software engineers or to be exact, code developers, it is kind of necessary to learn new programming techniques all the time. Sometimes, it is also necessary to learn a new programming langauge as well. For those who look at sample code on the internet, be it from the open source community, discussion forum, or Microsoft MSDN Library, you might come across the word "foo" and "bar". For example,

int main()
foo = bar();
return 0;

A games developer cum programming guru told me that "foobar" was originated from the word FUBAR used in the military. FUBAR stands for Fucked Up Beyond Any Recognition. Hahaha...

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