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Post by yingyingcarol » Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:53 am

i absolutely hate the weather here.

from where i come from (HK), it's almost as hot 1/3 of the year, but the rest of the years are better.

and the weather seems to lead to horrible dress sense in singaporeans! (male and female no less...)
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Nov 2010 6:12 pm

The weather has absolutely nothing to do with it! [-(
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 nakatago » Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:12 am

what? that women wear short shorts and skirts? not that i'm complaining. :lol:

but men wearing fbt shorts when they'e not running....blech.
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Post by x9200 » Wed, 17 Nov 2010 9:48 am

Daz Voz wrote:"As long as the other can understand what he/she speaks, nobody cares what accent they speak. Let me ask a question. Who on earth speaks pure English? Australian, British, American? All these people have different accents but who cares."
This is not about the accent.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:55 am

x9200 wrote:
Daz Voz wrote:"As long as the other can understand what he/she speaks, nobody cares what accent they speak. Let me ask a question. Who on earth speaks pure English? Australian, British, American? All these people have different accents but who cares."
This is not about the accent.
That's the whole problem with trying to carry on a discussion on this topic isn't it. It's what I've been saying here for years. It's not the accent. It's all about poor grammar, diction & sentence structure (actually that the real problem, not structure at all - English structure that is). This is why singlish will never be like "American" or "British" or "Australian" English. That's why the pidgin is called singlish just like the pidgin in Papua New Guinea is called Tok Pisin. It's just not English in any sense of the word.
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 nakatago » Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:21 pm

It is also NOT about idiomatic expressions.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:26 pm

nakatago wrote:It is also NOT about idiomatic expressions.
How about idiomatic expressions. :wink:
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 nakatago » Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
nakatago wrote:It is also NOT about idiomatic expressions.
How about idiomatic expressions. :wink:
I firmly believe that no one country has a monopoly on stupid people--there's one in every country--it's just a matter of how loud they are. :twisted:
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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 Nov 2010 7:57 am

nakatago wrote:I firmly believe that no one country has a monopoly on stupid people--there's one in every country--it's just a matter of how loud they are. :twisted:
God must love stupid people... he made so many of them.

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http://www.cantrip.org/stupidity.html

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Post by donova.n » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 12:57 am

the people are not gracious. no sorry no excuse me no pardon me no thank you.

great learners' driving system but it produces the worst kind of drivers on the road. i wonder why.

they pride themselves as english speaking. more like engRish-speeking.

terrible attempt at faking an accent. i dont expect them to speak like me, just speak clearly!

as much as i love the girls here (for throwing themselves), i've gotten quite tired of the 'pretending to be interested' in your *intellectual* babbling. but you get it.

the weather! tropics i know :(

cars; a decent car here could cost you an arm.

but knowing i have a great job kinda makes it all worthwhile.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 1:48 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: ...the pidgin is called singlish just like the pidgin in Papua New Guinea is called Tok Pisin.
Most SGns I know seem limited to Tok Kok.

Sorry, I'll get my coat... :oops:

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 1:54 am

p.s. Get in there Jason! Thot you might be a 5-post wonder, but you are looking like an old-timer already 8-)

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Post by carlsum1986 » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 9:28 am

JR8 wrote:p.s. Get in there Jason! Thot you might be a 5-post wonder, but you are looking like an old-timer already 8-)
hahaha Jason is now his nickname on the board.....good stuff

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:12 am

Even better, evolution goes from Donova.n to . . . .

A possible fitting avatar?

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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 carlsum1986 » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:41 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Even better, evolution goes from Donova.n to . . . .

A possible fitting avatar?

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