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Make Acronyms, Abbreviations and other funny paraphernalia

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 1:14 pm

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 )
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby menudown » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:33 pm

2. ERP - Eternally Raise Prices :lol:

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:36 pm

haha thats a good one lol
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 1:08 pm

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."

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 1:20 pm

whats does PAX mean here? i've seen it everywhere
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:06 pm

You mean "$20 per pax"?

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Postby menudown » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:07 pm

PAX :-k ..passenger.. no?

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:09 pm

the lynx wrote:You mean "$20 per pax"?


yes and max 3 PAX etc etc what on earth does that mean? people approximately?
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:21 pm

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/questions/24951/what-does-pax-mean-in-the-context-of-the-apartment-rental

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 2:58 pm

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 ...

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:05 pm

RTFM - read the fricken manual

cbf- can't be fcked
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:08 pm

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?'
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:33 pm

STOMP - Some Tom Peeping?
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Postby menudown » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:48 pm

BMW - bus MRT or walk

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 15 Jun 2015 3:49 pm

Bus number 11 = walking ..


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