What "Singlish" has crept into your vocabulary?

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Post by Brah » Mon, 01 Sep 2014 7:49 pm

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Post by movingtospore » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 8:42 pm

What has crept into my language...which annoys the @#$#@ out of me when I hear it...is the dropping of pronouns, prepositions, etc etc.

You have?

Don't have?

I think it's because it's just easier to be understood.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:16 pm

movingtospore wrote:What has crept into my language...which annoys the @#$#@ out of me when I hear it...is the dropping of pronouns, prepositions, etc etc.
You have?
Don't have?
I think it's because it's just easier to be understood.

'Eh uncle, have curry puff or not ah?'

:lol:

[One step deeper, might sound like: 'Eh uncle, hab curriedpub o'not-ah]

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Post by GSM8 » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:07 am

JR8 wrote:
movingtospore wrote:What has crept into my language...which annoys the @#$#@ out of me when I hear it...is the dropping of pronouns, prepositions, etc etc.
You have?
Don't have?
I think it's because it's just easier to be understood.
'Eh uncle, have curry puff or not ah?'
The dropped prepositions, pronouns etc, comes from the way Chinese and Malay are spoken, I understand

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Post by aster » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:50 am

Is "long time, no see" a translation from Chinese or something that the locals have picked up from Westerners? :)

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Post by Mi Amigo » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 2:11 am

JR8 wrote:'Eh uncle, got curry puff a not ah?'
FTFY
Be careful what you wish for

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 4:15 am

aster wrote:Is "long time, no see" a translation from Chinese or something that the locals have picked up from Westerners? :)
Literally in Chinese it is:
好久ä¸

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 9:16 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:'Eh uncle, got curry puff a not ah?'
FTFY

Good one! :oops: :lol:

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:11 am

wah! you so damm eerietating ah? why you lai that leh ?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by Brah » Fri, 05 Sep 2014 9:39 pm

To almost go back on what I originally said, I have caught myself almost ending a sentence with "one" on a few occasions.

Outsiders think Singaporeans just say things like "lah"; one of the regular idioms I heard on a regular basis when I was in a very local working situation was at the beginning of far too many sentences, "daahwan", endlessly.

And until then I thought oredi at the end of far too many sentences was annoying....

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 06 Sep 2014 8:57 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:wah! wa yu liddat leh ?
:roll:
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Post by Wd40 » Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:27 pm

Most part of Singlish, I don't get annoyed, just find it funny.
Stuff like,
You download that and tell me, can? :lol:

What annoys me is the way they pronounce some words, particularly:
"Last month" is pronounced as "Las Mann"
Even the way they pronounce Singapore as "Singa poh" drives me wild. I feel like telling them Singaporrrrre, or Singapura is also ok, but not Singa poh

Another one is words that end with "ed" is pronounced as if it ends with "ud"
"Sophisticatud"
"Elevatud" :x

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Post by zzm9980 » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 5:57 am

Wd40 wrote: Singa poh
That's just because in Mandarin it is xin1 jia1 po1, same poh.

And being a proud citizen of the subcontinent which gave us that retarded head wobble, you shouldn't be hear criticizing anything :P

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 8:24 am

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:wah! wa yu liddat leh ?
:roll:
Haiyo!
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:03 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote: Singa poh
That's just because in Mandarin it is xin1 jia1 po1, same poh.
Heh, so SMS from Balti-moh ah? :lol: :cool:

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