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Learn Singlish Can, Eh?

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 10:14 am

OK... in another thread a guest posted:

Anonymous wrote:
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Anonymous wrote:my guess is you are either SE or SMS?

not me dun guess. kena ur name ez bcos u dun post singlish meh.

aiyoh, SE. first of all your singlish is terrible. secondly, you forgot to post anonymously so now we all know you're deliberately trying to sound like someone else else... naughty!


So, I really am trying to learn Singlish... it's just that there aren't many grammar books around... maybe because there is no grammar? :o

Perhaps all you good singlis speakers might contribute to this thread. For example, as a starter, when to use 'meh', 'ah', 'lah', 'lor'.

And how would you translate, "It wasn't me that guessed. It was easy to tell who you were because you don't speak singlish."

Ok, lah?

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Postby sapphire » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 10:17 am

Lol, I'd read that post and chuckled at that person's attempt to try and be smart, he missed the point by many a mile!

But this should be interesting. I find Singlish cute, don't mind learning a few words here and there.
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:53 pm

ha ha, sapphire, with your observant eye i'm surprised you didn't guess that the 'guest' was me! and you're right, i completely didn't get any point cos i had no clue what SE was trying to say, the singlish was that bad. :P

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Re: Learn Singlish Can, Eh?

Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:56 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:And how would you translate, "It wasn't me that guessed. It was easy to tell who you were because you don't speak singlish."

this is the translation, no hard and fast though, other singlish-speakers may say it differently:

"not me lah. easy to guess you mah, you never talk singlish." :D

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Postby KT » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 1:16 pm

i purchased this book at borders abt 5-6 years (hmm cant remember)... its called the coxford singlish dictionary

just remember it after i read this post , did a google on it... here is the link , enjoy

http://www.talkingcock.com/html/lexec.php?op=LexPKL&lexicon=lexicon
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Postby asaciel » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 10:48 am

actually the best way to learn singlish is to mix with those kopitiam uncles ...drink kopi...hheehee...

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Postby barmyarmy » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 11:20 am

Why in the world would you want to speak, read or write that simple-minded language?? To see a westerner speaking or writing like that, you must be very confused??

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Postby sapphire » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 11:24 am

What does learning Singlish have anything to with confusion? :roll:
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Postby barmyarmy » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 11:54 am

Your confused you daft tart!

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Postby sapphire » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 12:34 pm

Hmm...so, is 'Your confused daft tart' proper English? You silly goose. :roll:
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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 12:38 pm

barmyarmy wrote:Your confused you daft tart!



May I suggest that you do not start a fight with the one and only Sapphire, or if you do, you must answer in complete sentences otherwise she can get a bit peeved. :D
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Postby sapphire » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 5:29 pm

You shitstirrer!
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Postby Carpe Diem » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 5:32 pm

sapphire wrote:You shitstirrer!


Be polite with pretty boy, please
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 5:33 pm

sapphire wrote:You shitstirrer!


Isn't that supposed to be two words? For the life of me, I couldn't find it in any of the online dictionaries. :mrgreen: :oops!:

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Postby sapphire » Sat, 01 Oct 2005 5:36 pm

SMS, not for Vaucluse! Its shitstirrer which fits Vaucluse. :twisted:
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