Anyone pick up any bad singlish habits yet?

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Anyone pick up any bad singlish habits yet?

Post by aargon » Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:53 pm

like that whole la la la thing?

aye ya ma.... :lol:

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Post by durain » Thu, 24 Sep 2009 11:35 pm

yes la.

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Post by Bafana » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 3:47 am

no lah - kanna speak singlish otherwise 5 c's don't count one.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:37 am

Simply........ "Caaaan" and "Caanot."

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Post by donkuok » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:56 am

wah lau eh....siao(crazy) one

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Post by cbavasi » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 1:41 pm

Can? Yes can? Also can? Can lah?

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Post by econoMIC » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 4:06 pm

I think it is unavoidable. I had been out of Singapore for two years living in the UK. I had been out of the airport for five minutes when I realised that my in laws and the rest of Singapore don't understand my cockney. On I went toning it down and still trying to keep up decent grammar and pronunciation until in the evening they started overcharging me at the Kopitiam at which point I through grammar and decent pronunciation over board and went back to a bit of Singlish to see the bill half.
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Post by durain » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 4:50 pm

it's not about picking up the singlish habit but have to speak like the local, otherwise they will not understand you if you are speaking the queen's english!

ok or not?

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Post by vbelle » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 5:16 pm

can la...you must speak singlish..you are in singapore what...

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Post by aargon » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 8:05 pm

com`mon lah, why you all have to be like that for? :???:

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Post by SunWuKong » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 9:54 pm

aiyo! why u always like that leh, so many question kachau me for what. u from gahmen issit? Mungkin mata? Walao! So you say what, you ang moh, cheena bukit, orang kampung....? Tell me den anyway i muss double confirm wif u ok? Really cannot tahan leh, have exams know? Have to mug like mad after dis... buang masa u, think school in singapore shiok issit, blur blur macham sotong,,, ur head ah! Gone case u! siao some more. I no what ur thinking liao, dis guy Singrish si beh powderful sia!

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Post by TommyD » Mon, 28 Sep 2009 2:15 pm

i dun think i hav.

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 28 Sep 2009 7:31 pm

aargon wrote:com`mon lah, why you all have to be like that for? :???:
Dear sir, I believe the expression you're looking for is "why you so liddat". Hope this helps!
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Post by snowqueen » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:10 am

Singlish really confuses me I have no chance of ever being able to pick it up but I do find myself saying 'can' or 'cannot' when I'm on the phone booking appointments for deliveries etc but that's as far as it goes.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 8:21 pm

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