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Mangled metaphors, scroowy sayings

Postby Brah » Mon, 06 Oct 2014 1:11 pm

The sticky I asked for a few weeks back.

I'll start it off:

"...some inconsiderate driver some day will meet his marker..."
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/%5Bgvgt%5D-james-george-palins-road-rage-video-against-sinkie-couple-along-tanjong-katong-road-4829839-17.html

Typo? Possibly, but I doubt it.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 06 Oct 2014 7:06 pm

Fats (when referring to bodyfat)
Equipments
Furnitures
"I will revert"

You get the idea...

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 7:58 am

colic.

Oh, you mean colleague.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 8:55 am

dis stuffs funny lah


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From a recent thread (that the OP tried to delete...)

'I am planning to sell most of the stuff and might move ... my Dining table and two small furniture. (If air cargo is much cheaper, I might not move the furnitures at all).'


Kudos for not pluralising stuff.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 9:50 am

JR8 wrote:Kudos for not pluralising stuff.


I take my medicines with my foods so I am orayt.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 1:17 pm

Every other sentence that Singaporeans speak falls in this category.

This is what I heard today:

"I follow you"
supposed to mean "I will come along with you"

"I lunch wif him"
she had the "had" for lunch as well :lol:

I can understand why some parents dont want to send their kids to locals schools. My 3 year old daughter has already picked up this stuff in playgroup. We dont speak English at home, which makes it even harder for them to learn the correct thing.

Yesterday my daughter was saying "Chewldrun" supposed to mean "Children" and "Birfday" supposed to mean "Birthday" :lol:

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 3:32 pm

Wife always says 'I'm boring' when she means 'I'm bored' :lol:

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 4:13 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Kudos for not pluralising stuff.


I take my medicines with my foods so I am orayt.


Isn't orayt from the north of England :D
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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 4:14 pm

Wd40 wrote:Every other sentence that Singaporeans speak falls in this category.

This is what I heard today:

"I follow you"
supposed to mean "I will come along with you"

"I lunch wif him"
she had the "had" for lunch as well :lol:

I can understand why some parents dont want to send their kids to locals schools. My 3 year old daughter has already picked up this stuff in playgroup. We dont speak English at home, which makes it even harder for them to learn the correct thing.

Yesterday my daughter was saying "Chewldrun" supposed to mean "Children" and "Birfday" supposed to mean "Birthday" :lol:


So speak some English at home then , this would appear to be the answer your little conundrum would it not?
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 4:25 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Wife always says 'I'm boring' when she means 'I'm bored' :lol:



Ooh dear, that's an unfortunate one :? :lol:

I've heard a classic Singlishism a few times this week. Next time I'll try and remember it... it relates to going and picking something up, or fetching, or maybe it's a misuse of 'bringing'...

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Postby Aragorn2000 » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 4:58 pm

This is very popular among Indians:

I will intimate him..
I will intimate the team...

I know there is a meaning for "intimate" as a verb, but it just sounds weird.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 5:17 pm

Another indianism : Do the needful.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 5:36 pm

JR8 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:Wife always says 'I'm boring' when she means 'I'm bored' :lol:



Ooh dear, that's an unfortunate one :? :lol:

I've heard a classic Singlishism a few times this week. Next time I'll try and remember it... it relates to going and picking something up, or fetching, or maybe it's a misuse of 'bringing'...


Can I bring you to the store? No, but you can take me to the store.

And the other direction..... Can I send you home? Sure lick a couple of stamps, stick it on their foreheads and shove 'em in the letterbox.

Or "Can I follow you to the store?" Why not just come with me? No need to follow.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 5:37 pm

Aragorn2000 wrote:This is very popular among Indians:

I will intimate him..

I know there is a meaning for "intimate" as a verb, but it just sounds weird.


I wouldn't mind if it were this Indian...

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...but I think it's this Indian who says things like that.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 07 Oct 2014 5:42 pm

nakatago wrote:...but I think it's this Indian who says things like that.

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the fellow who has body guards to protect his dress

meanwhile a certain Mr Brown claimed he got Robinson's to acknowledge and fix something

the label Travel Gears is wrong, plural is still Travel Gear ;) ...


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