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Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 1:14 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
Basically this thread is meant to be a collection of funny abbreviations or terms that you invent or find relevant to Singapore.
if you find something relevant please feel free to add/update this list.
I'll start with the first

1. LandLor - dude you rent from ( usually comes with an agent fee )

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:33 pm
by menudown
2. ERP - Eternally Raise Prices :lol:

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:36 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
haha thats a good one lol

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 1:08 pm
by the lynx
CMI - cannot make it
"This guy cmi liao."
"7.00am appointment? Cmi la."

kthxbai - OK Thanks Bye

BTSS - bien tai shu shu (pervert uncle)
"Damn, I keep getting BTSS checking out my LinkedIn."

XMM - xiao mei mei (little pretty)
"Come, let's go to Zouk to see XMM."

onz - to indicate acceptance of an invitation/to say that you're "on" for that event
"Your 21st birthday at Zouk tonight? Onz."

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 1:20 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
whats does PAX mean here? i've seen it everywhere

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:06 pm
by the lynx
You mean "$20 per pax"?

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:07 pm
by menudown
PAX :-k ..passenger.. no?

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:09 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
the lynx wrote:You mean "$20 per pax"?
yes and max 3 PAX etc etc what on earth does that mean? people approximately?

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:21 pm
by the lynx
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
the lynx wrote:You mean "$20 per pax"?
yes and max 3 PAX etc etc what on earth does that mean? people approximately?
In general it is used to mean "person". But if I remember correctly, it originated from UK transport industry to mean "Passenger Allowed in Expenses" or something like "Per Annum Exclusive" for housing.

Need to ask folks like JR8 etc.

http://english.stackexchange.com/questi ... ent-rental

Re: RE: Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:58 pm
by ecureilx
the lynx wrote:CMI - cannot make it
"This guy cmi liao."
"7.00am appointment? Cmi la.";
CMI also means catch my interest, when referring to a Girl, in beng talk :roll:

GG .. ?? :P good game ..

Xfer = transfer ...

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:05 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
RTFM - read the fricken manual

cbf- can't be fcked

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:08 pm
by JR8
PAX is a curiously local thing, in Latin it means 'peace', so that's no help. No one back home would get what it meant if you used it in a property ad.

My wife and I have a custom acronym 'CB'*, that only we will understand if spoken amongst others, it derives directly from the two Hokkien Chinese words that make up the 4-letter vulgarity for a women's genitalia.

Since I've had it aimed at me [albeit to my back] in full, I don't feel unjustified using a coded/sanitised version between me and my wife when the very occasional situation merits it.

* This has risen to an even more encrypted form. CB is the post-code handle for Cambridge city in England. Hence you get 'Jeez, this bloke's a right Cambridge eh?'

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:33 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
STOMP - Some Tom Peeping?

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:48 pm
by menudown
BMW - bus MRT or walk

Re: Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Posted: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:49 pm
by ecureilx
Bus number 11 = walking ..