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    Default Singlish: "Chinese helicopter"

    Is this phrase insulting to you? How come Oxford dictionary included this seldom used phrase while ignoring "angmo"?

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    Default Re: Singlish: "Chinese helicopter"

    Chinese helicopter can consider a slang, however, angmo is a Hokkien dialect. so do you find "guai lo" too?
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    Default Re: Singlish: "Chinese helicopter"

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Chinese helicopter can consider a slang, however, angmo is a Hokkien dialect. so do you find "guai lo" too?
    Once I worked in Penang we had 3 Angmo in the company.

    I heard a workmate one day came to our department asked us, "Where is 猴?" in Hokkien.
    Last edited by Sion; 28th May 2016 at 11:37 AM.

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    Default Re: Singlish: "Chinese helicopter"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Once I worked in Penang we had 3 Angmo in the company.

    I heard a workmate one day came to our department asked us, "Where is 猴?" in Hokkien.
    so who you think are the most racist people in this world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    so who you think are the most racist people in this world?
    Penangites?

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    Default Re: Singlish: "Chinese helicopter"

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Penangites?
    No,
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Is this phrase insulting to you? How come Oxford dictionary included this seldom used phrase while ignoring "angmo"?
    Nope, not insulting. We used this term so often in army....

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    so who you think are the most racist people in this world?
    Everyone is racist, i tell you. Thats the truth.

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    Default Re: Singlish: "Chinese helicopter"

    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Everyone is racist, i tell you. Thats the truth.
    A scar that all are born with...not many can handle it gracefully. haha

    Angmo and Chinese have the same grandpa way back there and have you seen these Trio for Rio girls from Estonia yet?

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