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Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Post by 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 . . .

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Singapore English, taught at all professional language schools near you

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

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 1:07 pm

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#facepalm
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Post by raden888 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 2:40 pm

:lol:

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Post by raden888 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 2:52 pm

Singapore English rules!

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Re: Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Post by 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...

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Re: Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Post by 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.

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Re: Singapore English, the new lingua franca

Post by 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?
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Post by 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.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 5:21 pm

+1

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Post by 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
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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?
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Post by 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-)

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Post by 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
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Post by raden888 » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 7:20 pm

or this.

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Post by 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 . . . :(
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