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Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 1:20 pm

JR8 wrote:Good point re: applying for visas. In the UK you can be issued with two passports in such cases. You might use one solely for applying for visas, where it takes time, or for visiting Israel*, and so on.



Yes I do this due to the company I work for having an office in Israel. I have one passport for the Israeli stamps and one for everything else.

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Postby katbh » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 1:38 pm

DH = darling husband/dear husband/dead head

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 1:43 pm

katbh wrote:DH = darling husband/dear husband/dead head


Would you use them if you were talking about them to another person as opposed to writing on here?

It would sound very strange to me. :shock:
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 1:47 pm

It's AfHQ

= American faux-Hokey Quaintism

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 2:17 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
katbh wrote:OH = Other half. Used in most other countries as it does not necessitate marriage. Here however, it is a largely superfluous as for EP basically have to be married, same for PR etc.


Then what is DH? Primrose in particular uses it quite often, I assume interchangeably with 'OH', but I honestly don't know.


Its very commonly used in forums and facebook groups related to maternity, like the MummySG.com site. Locals use it a lot too. I spent some time there during our DD's (:P)birth and got the hang of it.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 2:30 pm

What is the intended nuance between writing 'My husband', and 'My darling husband'?

It sounds almost 'inverted' for irony. My darling husband who thinks he knows best. My darling daughter, who is a complete tyrant.

Where's the value-add in the D ?

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Postby PrimroseHill » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 2:37 pm

Wd40 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
katbh wrote:OH = Other half. Used in most other countries as it does not necessitate marriage. Here however, it is a largely superfluous as for EP basically have to be married, same for PR etc.


Then what is DH? Primrose in particular uses it quite often, I assume interchangeably with 'OH', but I honestly don't know.


Its very commonly used in forums and facebook groups related to maternity, like the MummySG.com site. Locals use it a lot too. I spent some time there during our DD's (:P)birth and got the hang of it.


Acquired the taste of writing it yes, from forums. Mumsnet. No hokkien, canto speaker.
It is only applicable in written format, of course :lol: Although saying other half seems to be a British colloquism, JR8, yes?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:09 pm

PrimroseHill wrote:Although saying other half seems to be a British colloquism, JR8, yes?


Hmm maybe.

It could refer to your wife/husband, as a term of casual affection, but more probably your spouse (not married), your 'partner'. 'Partner' is quite vulgar (to my ears), metropolitan, vague, gay, uncommitted, cohabitee but not close enough to enter a legal relationship with. Half-way between girl/boy-friend and wife/husband. Limbo-land. Not good enough to cross the rubicon for.

'Other half' is also a nod to the expected expectations within a relationship. 'Yeah I'd love to go down Boat Quay tonight and lash it up, three times in a week though, the other half would kill me, lol!'. ....

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:14 pm

I like 'er in doors'

Covers all live in relationships :-)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:29 pm

Hahahahaha ... very Yorkshire :)

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:42 pm

Probably but my memories are from the UK TV series 'Minder'

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:44 pm

Ah, well then that's more cockney/estuary, innit?

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Postby katbh » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:47 pm

SWMBO

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:49 pm

Ball and chain

But don't tell my wife I said that!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:55 pm

OMG.... haven't heard 'ball and chain' in years. Deliciously non-PC :) [please don't beat beat me DW] ....


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