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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:03 pm

Only so-sp there. I prefer Laksa or Mee Siam, Char Kway Teow & Oyster Omelets. A nice slab of BBQ's Stingray from Chomp Chomp will do as well.

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Postby kookaburrah » Tue, 04 Dec 2012 2:46 pm

So how?

Walau eh!

Aiyo!

Can! Also can! Uncle, NETS can?

On the lamp. Off the TV.

It's awful. Things just come out.

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Postby bayguy » Sat, 08 Dec 2012 12:13 pm

"Got discount or not?"

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Postby Cath C » Sat, 08 Dec 2012 1:52 pm

Can can, cannot, lah have all made brief appearances in my vocabulary.

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Postby gelatomonster » Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:03 pm

Can/Cannot
Kanchong (I think this means restless, impatient)
Aiyo
Makan
Eat go where ah?
Yeah lah


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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:16 pm

aiyooh
can cannot
tek away /pekket
lah
go back

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:52 pm

I've been using ca no la oil of late :-|
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:13 pm

Turning an adverb into a verb - On the light. Off the coffeepot before you leave.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:18 pm

me explaining in singlish to a chinese guy, first you put la , then you put put put put put!
meaning first add a bit then add a lot more. I wanted to kill myself that day.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby therat » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:50 pm

hungry? (are you hungry)
lunch? (want to go for lunch)
run? (let's go)

See how..
See first..

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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 4:04 pm

hmm...my brain is lsowly getting polluted. I have just sent this email to a friend:

What liao lah? Why you laughing? I now Singaporean. Next time get PR and wok here! Banking can lah, investment banking can also can can . You jas shaddup…
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby OracleOfQuantico » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 1:05 am

- Can or not?
- die die or die already (when something's not working and can't seem to find a solution)
- Meio, Meio (means no or not. Had to correct a friend who said people here purr like kittens)
- so how ah!?

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 9:23 am

OracleOfQuantico wrote:- Meio, Meio (means no or not. Had to correct a friend who said people here purr like kittens)


HAHA, pure hilarity!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:48 am

Fair Price cashier: "membo mah?"
Variation: "Premium membo mah?"

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Postby nanana » Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:26 pm

a chimmer' (more difficult) phrase to add to your list:

steady-poon-pee-pee (to describe steady-going or good sportmanship)

yaya papaya, or just yaya (i.e arrogant)

even my children picked up 'where got? where got?'


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