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Postby the lynx » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:45 am

Mi Amigo wrote:I'm never very good with those squiggly heiroglyphic pronunciation things, but...


It is called IPA or phonetics but that's not important :P

Thanks for clarifying. Just wanna make sure that I don't commit more faux pas than I can afford when I communicate with Westerners :lol:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:54 am

the lynx wrote:It is called IPA or phonetics but that's not important :P

Oh right, yeah.

BTW, IPA in England means this:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:01 pm

But here in Singapore IPA means the continuing of your existence here. In Principle Approval! :cool:

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:16 pm

Good point, although Brewerkz have a passable IPA of the drinkable kind, which I might well imbibe at some point over the coming weekend.

Since I've managed to completely derail this topic anyway, I'll share my favourite Aussie 'different meanings' story. Back in the UK many moons ago, an Australian colleague invited my wife and I to a BBQ at his place. Stressing that it would be a very casual affair, he said something like "you can just come in thongs." From the expression on my face, he realised that I thought he was inviting me to some kind of wife-swapping event, so he quickly explained that he was actually referring to what we Brits would call 'flip flops'.
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:19 pm

To-may-to, to-mah-to.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:22 pm

nakatago wrote:To-may-to, to-mah-to.

Yes, as the old song goes, you may say To-may-to, and I may say To-mah-to, but... I'd like to make it categorically clear that no-one actually says Pot-ah-to.

Let's call the whole thing off. Lovely song.
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:25 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
nakatago wrote:To-may-to, to-mah-to.

Yes, as the old song goes, you may say To-may-to, and I may say To-mah-to, but... I'd like to make it categorically clear that no-one actually says Pot-ah-to.

Let's call the whole thing off. Lovely song.


You haven't been in enough hawker centres, have you? :P

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:25 pm

nakatago wrote:MILF

'nuff said.

I won't go there :twisted:
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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:29 pm

nakatago wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:
nakatago wrote:To-may-to, to-mah-to.

Yes, as the old song goes, you may say To-may-to, and I may say To-mah-to, but... I'd like to make it categorically clear that no-one actually says Pot-ah-to.

Let's call the whole thing off. Lovely song.


You haven't been in enough hawker centres, have you? :P

They don't, do they? I've never heard that. NOOOO.. Please :mad:
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Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:32 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:They don't, do they? I've never heard that. NOOOO.. Please :mad:


I think you mean...

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 1:09 pm

nakatago wrote:I think you mean...

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Correct :x
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 5:02 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: But for JR8, I guess it okay to have a "good 'rooter' & a fag or two late at night" :cool:



What did I do to deserve this? I am very offenced! I demand that the moderators take action!!

I expect you'll be calling my wife a spicy SPG taco next. I cannot believe you get away with this kind of language.

This board is not the same as it used to be, that's why I only come out once every few months to have a moan about others' lack of positive contribution [contd on page 94]....



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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 5:36 pm

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Speaking of EPIC FAILS,

What happened to Nak's Parody thread! I forgot the title!

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 5:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What happened to Nak's Parody thread! I forgot the title!


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