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Post by singapore2891 » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 2:57 pm

Hi my fist language is not English so teach me some Singlish, can?

You spoiled my hand phone lah. (You broke my cell phone.)

Want packet? (Take away?)

Animals sweat. Humans perspire.

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 3:25 pm

singapore2891 wrote: Animals sweat. Humans perspire.
How is that Singlish? :?
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Post by durain » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 4:48 pm

why you want to learn singlish? :roll:

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Post by QRM » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 5:00 pm

So they wont get the rip off expat price ?

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Post by durain » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 5:56 pm

so ang moh speaking singlish in newton circus will get cheap prawns? :P :D

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Post by QRM » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 6:44 pm

No lah, you call up and make a booking first, order on the phone agree on a price, all in Singlish and then turn up.

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Post by Saint » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 7:06 pm

QRM wrote:No lah, you call up and make a booking first, order on the phone agree on a price, all in Singlish and then turn up.
Just marry a local, a lot quicker and easier :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:04 pm

Saint wrote:
QRM wrote:No lah, you call up and make a booking first, order on the phone agree on a price, all in Singlish and then turn up.
Just marry a local, a lot quicker and easier :lol:
Yup! and when you accompany her to the wet market, do NOT follow her around. Either she will be assumed to be the maid to an Ang Moh and the stallkeeper will charge her double or will know she's married to an Ang Moh and will charge her double (at least!). Always wait until price is quoted before poking your head from around the corner! :P
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 Saint » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 8:30 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Saint wrote:
QRM wrote:No lah, you call up and make a booking first, order on the phone agree on a price, all in Singlish and then turn up.
Just marry a local, a lot quicker and easier :lol:
Yup! and when you accompany her to the wet market, do NOT follow her around. Either she will be assumed to be the maid to an Ang Moh and the stallkeeper will charge her double or will know she's married to an Ang Moh and will charge her double (at least!). Always wait until price is quoted before poking your head from around the corner! :P
Sim Lim hate it when I use this exact method, especially when I've already benn in to the shop on my own first to source exactly what I want and get the Ang Moh price, then send in Mrs S on her own to get the proper price, then she calls me and I return to pay. You should see the looks on the sales guy's face :lol:

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Post by pakjohn » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 8:59 am

I actually benefit, most of the time, from paying Ang mo tax. After realizing the taxation I usually feel understandably cheated and look to find places that don't charge it. Nowadays the guys from Singpost, Fedex and UPS know my face and name because I buy so much from Amazon.com, Target.com and Ebay.com Granted, things are going to be more expensive here in general, it's the dual prices that send me to the internet.

For one, I'm happy the hawker centers sometime charge higher price for A.M.. maybe saved me from food poisoning. :)

Not meant as an indictment against Singapore, just commenting on dual pricing as a business practice. It's short sighted, opportunistic, and creates a stigma that is off putting to potential customers.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 9:00 am

Yeah, it's a real Mastercard moment for sure! Priceless! :lol:
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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