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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 May 2011 5:27 pm

aargon wrote:cow flop must = cow dung?


Oh I think you're right Aargon! We used to call them cow pats. Suppose both terms are as quaint as each other...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 May 2011 5:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
aargon wrote:cow flop must = cow dung?


:wink:


JR8, clean 'em up, means climbing on the tractor with the blade on the front and pushing it out of the way so the cows can get from the loafing sheds to the milking sheds & back after the deed is done. It's gets to be a couple of feet deep in the loafing sheds at times. That's where the term up to your eyeballs in Sh*t comes from!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 May 2011 5:40 pm

OIC. Yeah where I grew up most of my childhood friends were farmers children, dairy, mixed, arable. I don't remember having to clean out a cowshed though, although I probably did (via shovel rather than a tractor!). Certainly shoveled a lot of other kinds of $hit back then for pocket money :)

p.s. think I'm more of an arable kinda guy lol...

Edit to add: Love the linked doc!

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 19 May 2011 10:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Take WIMH for example. I reckon she talks the way she writes on here most of the time, but with some of her local friends who might not have had the benefits of her background, she may well revert to singlish as respect to her friends, so as not to appear too "above"? her friends (or putting on airs as they say). She would probably be able to put it in a way that makes more sense, but as a ole cow flop pusher, I'm trying the bestest I can! :(

You called? :love:

Actually I speak Singlish even with my educated friends and family, so it's not a 'class' or education thing per se. But you're right, I usually try to blend in and so will speak Singlish if people around me do.

Singlish is just plain fun,
And expresses what English can't.
Instead of "You're quite silly, you know?"
We groan "Aiyoh, you so bodoh!"

English is far more formal,
For work it is quite normal.
But with our friends, if we speak with class,
They say "Wah, why you so atas?"

With the rest of the world,
We our best English unfurl.
Then to each other when we're alone,
We sigh "Adoi, they blur like sotong!"

If you understood this ditty,
You can come and chat with me.
But if you didn't, yet want this to cherish,
Then "Alamak, tolong learn Singlish!"

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 May 2011 10:42 pm

Wah so ting-tong leh!

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