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01:11 Jan 19, 2004
English to Malay translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: english to malay
1.last but not least
2.bring out ya dead man...
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3 +1Bring out your dead! (notes)nyamuk


  

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Bring out your dead! (notes)


Explanation:
A reference to the Plague in Europe.

Bring out your dead!

It means "show us your refuse" So if there is something that garbage or junk collectors yell when they pass through kampungs in Malaysia that would be it. However you will have to also be able to reference a time when death was so overwhelming that people dealt with it in a cavalier manner (notes below). Good luck.

I don't know if this was a popular phrase before the Monty Python film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' , but if it was M.P. brought new life to it. The allusion is to the Bubonic Plague that struck Europe when presumably there was a collector of dead people, like a garbage collector that strolled through the streets yelling "bring out your dead!"


Bring Out Your Dead!

CART-MASTER: Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER: Here's one.
CART-MASTER: Nine-pence.
DEAD PERSON: I'm not dead!
CART-MASTER: What?
CUSTOMER: Nothing. Here's your nine-pence.
DEAD PERSON: I'm not dead!
CART-MASTER: 'Ere. He says he's not dead!
CUSTOMER: Yes he is.
DEAD PERSON: I'm not!
CART-MASTER: He isn't?
CUSTOMER: Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
DEAD PERSON: I'm getting better!
CUSTOMER: No you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.
CART-MASTER: Oh, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
DEAD PERSON: I don't want to go on the cart!
CUSTOMER: Oh, don't be such a baby.
CART-MASTER: I can't take him.
DEAD PERSON: I feel fine!
CUSTOMER: Well, do us a favour.
CART-MASTER: I can't.
CUSTOMER: Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
CART-MASTER: No, I've got to go to the Robinson's. They've lost nine today.
CUSTOMER: Well, when's your next round?
CART-MASTER: Thursday.
DEAD PERSON: I think I'll go for a walk.
CUSTOMER: You're not fooling anyone you know. Look, isn't there something you can do?
DEAD PERSON: I feel happy... I feel happy.
[whop]
CUSTOMER: Ah, thanks very much.
CART-MASTER: Not at all. See you on Thursday.

nyamuk
United States
Local time: 15:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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