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Postby the lynx » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 3:41 pm

Vaucluse wrote:If I may add my 0.02 cents worth, or sen as the case may be.

Ok, imagine there never was a courtesy campaign . . . Singapore would be inhabited by people who act like mainland Chinese . . .

Keep the campaign going!!!!!


Hmm... When you pointed that out, in comparison, it looks sooooooo much better. I've seen only the tip of that in China myself and I'm already livid.

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 8:21 pm

They can campaign until they're blue in the face, it won't be until parents start teaching manners that they will stick. Manners start at home, not on a subway poster...c'mon.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 8:43 pm

poodlek wrote:They can campaign until they're blue in the face, it won't be until parents start teaching manners that they will stick. Manners start at home, not on a subway poster...c'mon.


Totally agree.

Same goes for creativity. Getting Woz in to make a speech will do f all as long as the rulers believe the country itself cannot survive without cast-iron regimentation, and everyone keeping precisely within the OB markers of personal freedom.


p.s. I still laugh about the fact that you need police permission to use Speaker's Corner. Bwahahahaha, beyond parody!

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Postby farlene » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:27 am

I agree...


poodlek wrote:They can campaign until they're blue in the face, it won't be until parents start teaching manners that they will stick. Manners start at home, not on a subway poster...c'mon.

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 3:55 pm

poodlek wrote:They can campaign until they're blue in the face, it won't be until parents start teaching manners that they will stick. Manners start at home, not on a subway poster...c'mon.


The posters, and campaign in general, are not only addressing children but also adults. For adults to be teaching manners to their children they themselves must first have them.

Oh, and let's not pretend that they don't have manners - of course they do, they are just lacking in several that are important to us . . . and there is no 'they'.

Thank <insert> that people in our home countries raise their children to be considerate human beings with impeccable manners
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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 5:16 pm

At the very least, the posters are amusing. I have one in the lift of my HDB with what looks like South Park characters asking residents to not urinate or excrete in the lift.

I've only seen urine once (from a dog), so thankfully at least this part of the campaign appears to be successful.

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Postby Manthink » Sat, 24 Dec 2011 2:48 pm

zzm9980 wrote:At the very least, the posters are amusing. I have one in the lift of my HDB with what looks like South Park characters asking residents to not urinate or excrete in the lift.

I've only seen urine once (from a dog), so thankfully at least this part of the campaign appears to be successful.


Well, dogs were once (and still are) being taught some specific role among the some humankind. These dogs may not understand English, but boy, the agenda is pretty clear .
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 24 Dec 2011 5:41 pm

Manthink wrote:Well, dogs were once (and still are) being taught some specific role among the some humankind. These dogs may not understand English, but boy, the agenda is pretty clear .


Speaking of 'good English', and the resultant intelligibility of what is being said. QED!

:???:


Edit to add:
Earlier in this topic Manthink asked -
'What is issue with not being able to speak "Good English"?'
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 24 Dec 2011 5:44 pm

As it was mostly gobble-de-gook, I was just going to ignore it. :-|

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Postby poodlek » Sat, 24 Dec 2011 6:36 pm

JR8 wrote:
Manthink wrote:Well, dogs were once (and still are) being taught some specific role among the some humankind. These dogs may not understand English, but boy, the agenda is pretty clear .


Speaking of 'good English', and the resultant intelligibility of what is being said. QED!

:???:


lol touche. :lol:


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