Singapore Expats Forum

Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:29 pm

So, we've all had a laugh at Singapore English . . . which for my money is still the best English spoken fluently in Asia (excluding the PIs)

Last night at dinner I saw this little gem . . .

Image

Singapore English, taught at all professional language schools near you

(And: "All new enrol students will enjoy 50% discount") :)
......................................................

'nuff said Image

User avatar
road.not.taken
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1293
Joined: Sat, 06 Oct 2007

Postby road.not.taken » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 12:46 pm

It reminds me of this:

http://www.signspotting.com/

Like Engrish.com but without the non-English speaking bias.

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Postby nakatago » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 1:07 pm

Image

#facepalm
Last edited by nakatago on Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

raden888
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon, 08 Feb 2010

Postby raden888 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 2:40 pm

:lol:

raden888
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon, 08 Feb 2010

Postby raden888 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 2:52 pm

Singapore English rules!

User avatar
vbelle
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 257
Joined: Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Location: singapore

Re: Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Postby vbelle » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 4:10 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
Singapore English, taught at all professional language schools near you

(And: "All new enrol students will enjoy 50% discount") :)


so long as people understand, can ready...

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Re: Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Postby nakatago » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 4:15 pm

vbelle wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:
Singapore English, taught at all professional language schools near you

(And: "All new enrol students will enjoy 50% discount") :)


so long as people understand, can ready...


that's just the problem. people don't understand what people delusionally speak that they think is standard english (which in reality, really is some form of singlish).

having an accent is one thing--this is forgivable. speaking one language claiming it as the worldwide standard is another thing--this isn't forgivable.

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Re: Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 4:41 pm

vbelle wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:
Singapore English, taught at all professional language schools near you

(And: "All new enrol students will enjoy 50% discount") :)


so long as people understand, can ready...


Boleh . . .

Nakatago, why so siao, mah?
......................................................



'nuff said Image

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Postby nakatago » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:00 pm

because I come from a country where hubris, hypocrisy, complacency and pretension have ruined and still are continuing to ruin a lot of lives and they piss me off.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35168
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:21 pm

+1

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:32 pm

nakatago wrote:because I come from a country where hubris, hypocrisy, complacency and pretension have ruined and still are continuing to ruin a lot of lives and they piss me off.


I agree . . . but don't forget that this post started out as a bit of a dig at the sign itself.

Ok, I give up, what does
+1
mean? Is it a sign of agreement with the previous post? Who brought this into the forum . . . never seen it before . . .

. . . or is it Singlish for me too?
......................................................



'nuff said Image

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 35168
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:55 pm

Would you believe nakatago started it! :)

Put it this way, your penchant for using "Word!" and this one:

=D> all basically mean the same thing. 8-)

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:59 pm

I don't like new things . . . Who is this nagasaki upstart anyway . . . a foreigner, no doubt.

Wouldn't have that in my day . . . probably a communist as well. Coming here and bringing in new things.

Won't have it . . . just won't have it
......................................................



'nuff said Image

raden888
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 258
Joined: Mon, 08 Feb 2010

Postby raden888 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 7:20 pm

or this.

Image

User avatar
Vaucluse
Director
Director
Posts: 3443
Joined: Sun, 10 Jul 2005

Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 8:34 pm

Word!





Raden? Where's that from, eh? Another foreigner . . . Just like these pesky Singaporeans . . . foreigners, the lot of them!

Why am I the only one here who is NOT a foreigner . . . +1 and the like.

Foreigners . . . :(
......................................................



'nuff said Image


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest