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O BLADI O BLADA
by TV Smith
21/10/04


Our Minister of Internet is being chastised for using an improper word in a television broadcast. He used the word "bloody", which in this case, is nothing more than an informal intensifier. What's a bloody intensifier? It is a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies. According to Wikipedia, it is lower in intensity than f*ck but stronger than damn. Bloody confusing, right? Let's look at some real world applications, Malaysian style:

Bladi Idiot - A driver other than oneself.
Usage: "That bladi idiot is driving around with blinking hazard lights"

Bladi Hell! - An exclamation.
Usage: "Bladi hell! Pubs outside Bangsar stay open way after 2"

Bladi Bugger - A friend, usually.
Usage: "Bladi bugger didn't even pay for his drinks"

Bladi Slow - Anything above 90 minutes.
Usage: "That Hang Tuah movie so bladi slow moving"

Bladi Shit! - Despair or fear.
Usage: "Bloody shit! I think I have hemorrhoids"

Bladi Swine - A dishonest shopkeeper.
Usage: "Bladi swine! The Bak Kut Teh stall overcharged us"

Damn Bladi Serious - Humourless.
Usage: "Either she didn't get the joke or she is damn bladi serious"

Bladi Waste - Missed opportunity.
Usage: "Bloody waste. She's having her period"

Bladi Maly - Ah Beng's favourite drink.
Usage: "Waiter, give one Bladi Maly"

Bladi Jam - Severe traffic congestion.
Usage: "KL always bladi jam"

No Bladi Balls - Cowardice.
Usage: "No bladi balls to face me in person"

Acknowledgement: In compiling the list, I consulted my dear friend and fellow blogger FireAngel, the undisputed queen of cuss.

© 2004 TV SMITH
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