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Postby QRM » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:36 pm

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EADG wrote:Agree QRM.

SGBoyxxx is a great example of someone with constructive opinions, excellent perspective, and an open mind towards these things.

So there is hope.


lol speaking of this lad "sgboxxxxxxx". i bet my last dollar that he did not finish his o levels and speaks mandarin or mandarin dialect at home. probably a dialect of mandarin. he probably works in a low level position as well.

i can smell em even over the internet.

now that is LOCAL for you.


Why should O levels, and languages he speak at home make any difference? What he may lack in O level ( If that is the case) he makes up for it in his ability to communicate with a broad range of people. I can bet my last dollar that will be more useful to him in life than a load of O level.

Your true colours are really starting to show through, not only do you have a problem with foreigners you also show total contempt to your own kind, along with a not so subtle dig at homosexuals. Just curious is there a reason for such inner turmoil?

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:58 pm

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Yet, can you say with certainty you know it well enough to pick up Singapore-specific idiosyncrasies? Like my father, who had no legitimate point of reference to compare his English skills, and my wife and her friends that were taught by teachers who did not speak English fluently, how solid is your point of reference?



Hey bro, I have a secret to tell you. Don't tell it to anyone else k?

There is this thing called the Internet where you can hear different English dialects all over the world with a few clicks of the mouse. You can watch millions of videos and talk to different people on it as well.

Growing up, we did not have the internet. But we had a box with people living in it. If you have such a magic box, you might find a lot of Americans and British people living in it and chatting with each other in their dialect.

We also have a device that goes "ring ring..ring ring"

Pssst...another secret is that we have metal birds that can fly us to different places in the world for holiday and work. I have rode these metal birds before and they have taken me to far far away places and back.

Assuming someone has half a brain, he or should would be able to benchmark his language skills and accent with those of other speakers around the world very easily indeed.

This is how you know that someone like "EADG" is a fool.

Pssst...Singaporean English teachers do speak English fluently you know. They used to speak fluent English when I was in school. It can't be that they dont speak fluent English...oh wait could it be that someone is trying to be demeaning and arrogant towards them?

what? damn...gotta use those math and science skills to figure this out pronto!
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And yet you have difficulty with your "th"'s on occasion, as well as the odd plural when you speak, eg "foreigner" instead of "foreigners".

Do you even notice when you make these mistakes? Do your fellow friends correct you when you make these slips, or do they make the same mistakes as well?


I did notice those errors while replaying. There were obvious grammatical errors in some of my sentences as well but I was trying to rush the entire thing into 10mins which is the max lenght of a youtube video and I was speaking impromptu. And I just woke up as well.

But I bet your little brain would go, tadaaa! there singlish! all Singaporeans speak that way! see the "th"? see!

But hey, thanks for marking my youtube video. Mr English purist aka Mr "I have the right to mark your English" aka Mr "my accent is better than yours" aka Mr "Singaporeans dont speak English at home that is just a rediculous assertion!" aka Mr "singstat is lying, I am right".

It is just the way it is. Many people go into a new country and always magnify all the flaws to make themselves feel better. Especially if they are very insecure. Not all do so, but many do.

Enjoy the company of "sgboyxxxx" and other sarong party boys.

"Sgboyxxx" types in an illiterate manner; easy for you to bash his "singlish" and feel good about yourself. btw, i dont even understand wth sgboyxxx is typing. it is definitely not singlish, he is just plain illiterate in English. I am quite sure has not been educated to O levels, most probably not even to PSLE and speaks Mandarin/ Mandarin dialects at home.

but hey, don't let me burst your bubble.

He suits this forum perfectly. I don;t. <- see i told you, singaporeans dont know how to use the apostrophe. they are "non native" speakers and we speak better than them. :mad: :mad: :mad:

it's all good for a laugh anyway.


In case you missed it, I merely brought these points up to show how sometimes we ourselves can't be a great judge of our own standard.

It was a point you tried to use as an opportunity to try and ridicule and side step with your internet argument, magic boxes and what-have-you.

And yes, I'm aware that this is not "singlish", however I question whether you would even notice or catch yourself slip with the odd singlish word when going out with your friends, all relaxed and no camera around recording for youtube.

Even I on occasion find myself inadvertently using a Singlish word , eg "blur" instead of "confused", amongst other examples. It comes from living a few years immersed in a society. How much harder is it for people that have lived in Singapore their entire lives?

Regarding Singstat. Statistics don't lie, but as we clearly proven tonight, those taking the census are not infallible when making certain assertions as to their level of English.

If all statistics were *always* factual, then you would be surprised at how many people live in Australia and profess "Jedi Knight" their chosen religion, according to the last census - just because a certain subset of the population said so.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedi_census_phenomenon

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Postby crocss22 » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 6:05 am

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 7:17 am

Well, it would seem to me that Croc(k)22 is just that. A crock! He's lost his argument so now he's reverting to a spiteful 22 year old who is still in uni and is now flouncing about flailing at all and sundry. Listen to him go on about how he doesn't care, yadda, yadda, yadda. But still keeps coming back here showing us how juvenile he really is. He started off pretty good his first 3 posts, but since then, he couldn't defend his position and now all he can do is belittle all others instead learning accept defeat gracefully. Every one of his last umpteen posts have been lashing out at other "recognized" versions of English with certain slang words or accents. But it would seem, for all of his "travels on a steel bird" he STILL has not learned the difference between slang words, mispronounced words and grammar & syntax.

:roll: :-({|=

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Postby Splatted » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:03 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, it would seem to me that Croc(k)22 is just that. A crock! He's lost his argument so now he's reverting to a spiteful 22 year old who is still in uni and is now flouncing about flailing at all and sundry. Listen to him go on about how he doesn't care, yadda, yadda, yadda. But still keeps coming back here showing us how juvenile he really is. He started off pretty good his first 3 posts, but since then, he couldn't defend his position and now all he can do is belittle all others instead learning accept defeat gracefully. Every one of his last umpteen posts have been lashing out at other "recognized" versions of English with certain slang words or accents. But it would seem, for all of his "travels on a steel bird" he STILL has not learned the difference between slang words, mispronounced words and grammar & syntax.

:roll: :-({|=


Yes, if only they taught this kid how to lose gracefully.

If not for all these childish tantrums, it could have been an interesting conversation.

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Postby QRM » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:35 pm

Should start another thread "Why Singaporeans cant loose gracefully"

The saying "Lets agree that we disagree" should be taught at schools to avoid the maid reared kids type tantrums.

Thanks to Crocs display of local debating skills, I just feel sorry for all the graceful and educated Singaporeans who feel they will be tarred with the same brush.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 1:33 pm

crocss22;Yabadabadooooo!!!
Says it all Fred...to much, too quick, to soon, makes an arrogant persona, that is mostly disliked by all :wink: Nothing to do with education but a great deal to do with commonsense, winners have no need to bitch, losers however never stop bitching.

It is better to appear ignorant and remain silent than to speak and remove all doubt
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Confucius never said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." It was created by a NY ad man in the early 20's. If he used his name, it would not be very effective. Hence, he picked Confucius. It's like the people who manufactured the large brass belt buckles in the 60's that were "replicas" from the 1800's. They then created a booklet that gave the whole 'history' of them and made them "authentic." Bogey never said "play it again." Lots more. Suggest people check source of who said what, who paid for polls and surveys. A source close to the President. The butler. It's amazing how many intelligent people believe everything they read on the internet.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 2:28 pm

ksl wrote:It's like the people who manufactured the large brass belt buckles in the 60's that were "replicas" from the 1800's. They then created a booklet that gave the whole 'history' of them and made them "authentic."


Ahhhh. So I'm not the only one who knows about the "Accoutrement
Belt Plates" and "Tiffany & Gaylord Express & Exhibition Belt Plates" scam of the mid-60's & early 70's. Supposedly written by Percy Seibert (which was interesting has he had already died).

A lot of them are now back on eBay and are "vintage" buckles in their own right now even though the were sold as "antiques" back then in one of the antique world's greatest scams in the US. :wink:

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Postby road.not.taken » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 4:52 pm

Did the title of this thread change? :shock: I should pay closer attention.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 5:00 pm

road.not.taken wrote:Did the title of this thread change? :shock: I should pay closer attention.

Yep. It did. So the first message in the thread.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 5:08 pm

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road.not.taken wrote:Did the title of this thread change? :shock: I should pay closer attention.

Yep. It did. So the first message in the thread.


This is a new low.

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Postby Splatted » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 5:14 pm

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road.not.taken wrote:Did the title of this thread change? :shock: I should pay closer attention.

Yep. It did. So the first message in the thread.


Yes, and all of crocks replies in the other posts.

How does that saying go?

"If at first you don't succeed...... destroy all evidence you tried"

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 6:13 pm

Yeah, I'd say he spit his dummy like someone else did and tried to erase his journey into embarrassment.

Problem is, quite a few of the posts were quoted so now, instead of removing his tracks, his, now obvious, immaturity is there for all to see, what with the edited comments and the insertion of other garbage in it's place. But yet with the quoted messages it now just makes him look even worse than before.

To borrow the signature phrase of an old regular here, "If you want to play with the big dogs, you can't pee like a puppy!" (tks barczar)

Guess he dribbled down his leg.

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 6:16 pm

Not to worry his new post is now a new thread and equally provocative IMHO.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 7:27 pm

Well, thanks to google cache and a little bit of effort, with the exception of his last couple of posts, I've managed to restore the majority of this thread. His account as been locked as we don't need people making a shambles of threads. That ought to frost him!

Just a shame I couldn't find the last two or three posts. Guess the bots weren't fast enough.


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