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Post by EADG » Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:06 pm

nope

I meant your nicely demonstrated misuse of "isn't it", which one hears daily here

such as in "she's such a geek, isn't it"
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EADG wrote:or not
Did you mean: Is it amusing to listen to or not?? *getting confused*
and no, it's not even the slightest bit amusing, just causes me to think less of those who choose to speak that way
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Post by Superglide » Mon, 11 Feb 2008 9:21 pm

As a matter of fact, it is even far worse than "Isn't it".

All I heard was "Izzit".
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Post by durain » Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:57 pm

if you gonna use izzit, the proper way to say it is "izzit ah?"

yes, i speak fluent singlish, and the singaporean hate me when i do! :P

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Post by EADG » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:58 am

agree, 'izzit' is equally endearing




and indicative
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Post by durain » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 1:34 am

just as long as they dont learn the word "innit" as well! :P

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 7:36 am

:mrgreen:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by local lad » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 5:10 pm

Singlish has become so popular that foreign talkshows find them endearing too


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYuIg7Tn ... re=related

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Post by paintedfaces » Wed, 13 Feb 2008 7:47 am

You all don't be so bad and disturb our singlish can or not? :roll: :lol:

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Post by durain » Wed, 13 Feb 2008 8:45 am

paintedfaces wrote:You all don't be so bad and disturb our singlish can or not? :roll: :lol:
can also. :P

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Post by EADG » Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:01 am

any relation?
local lad wrote: :mad:
hmmm...never mind....
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Post by lchk » Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:07 am

As a native Manglish speaker (Malaysian pidgin english) which is very similar to Singlish, I have noticed that most foreigners have no problems understanding Singlish/Manglish after living in Singapore or Malaysia for a relatively short period of time.

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Post by Superglide » Fri, 15 Feb 2008 4:16 pm

EADG wrote:any relation?
local lad wrote: :mad:
hmmm...never mind....
I think I know who you mean...

Was thinking the same actually.
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