morenangpinay wrote:We went there last monday and I did notice the guy introducing the Shrek show had a strong accent.
OK, you lost me there. You, a Filipino, mentioning someone's else's strong accent. That's pretty funny. How about, " Mum, where is the COM-FORT room?" Emphasis on com pronounced as in dot.com and fort pronounced as in Fort Douglas. (translation: for the non Pinoys here: Ma'am, where's the toilet? See my point here?
Seriously life must be pretty darn good in Singapore for all you expats if all you can do is to nit-pick other people's accents among other trivialities. I've visited 28 countries and lived in 5 and to date, everyone I've ever encountered has had some sort of an accent including those from native English speaking countries, some of which were barely comprehensible but I sure as hell didn't get on the local forum to vent as some on this site are prone to do.... The lack of good English speaking skills, in a public venue, I can perhaps comprehend,
but accents, please! It's no secret lots of S'poreans don't speak good English, some are only comfortable in Singlish. So why continue to flog that dead horse? Isn't the government trying to address that already?
I also happen to think cab drivers in Australia, the US and Canada should all be required to speak English. After all aren't they all native English speaking countries? Hold it! What about Hong Kong? A Brit colony as recently as 1999, only 11 years ago and the only fluent English speakers, I encountered there were the local Indians and Whites. The taxi drivers? Forget about it. Saying the name of your destination in English was/is a fruitless process and you had better know the Cantonese version or have someone write it down in Chinese for the driver to read if you want to get to your destination. Ain't life a bitch!
Keep it in perspective people and stop sweating the small stuff!
p.s. The irony is that lots of posters on this site who claim to speak good English and are always ready to disparage the local populace, DO NOT, themselves! Go figure!
One man's meat is another's poison.