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    Hi

    I was having dinner earlier and i heard a guy say "hurry up" my ears pricked up recognising the familiar accent.. then "You go there and stand". I said to my colleague, my fellow countrymen.

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    Hi, you're not alone.

    A couple of days ago I was @ Lijiang and while I was waiting for my turn to board a cable car to Xueshan, I overheard a man speaking to his two girls ...

    Soon my eyes lit up ... it's Singlish! And I had a wonderful chat with him afterwards ...

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    Default Re: I miss Singlish

    please add: why you so li dat
    and go sit car

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    u can say i'm a poser for this but after living in uk for 2 1/2 years i think the singlish accent sounds terrible. and the hongkong, indo, etc people agree with me too. i'm not saying we should all adopt a brit or american accent, but i'm sure we can speak better english. singlish is plain wrong english, perpetuated over time like any other colloquial language and slowly legitimised. i agree that it forms a bond among s'poreans. i speak in singlish in s'pore too, because everyone does it, and i miss it from time to time.

    but that doesn't hide the fact that it 1. is bad english and 2. sounds terrible.

    come to think of it, even our chinese sounds bad. what's wrong with us??? we can do better lah!

    *hides behind a flame shield*
    Last edited by shuy; 18th December 2005 at 12:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuy
    u can say i'm a poser for this but after living in uk for 2 1/2 years i think the singlish accent sounds terrible. and the hongkong, indo, etc people agree with me too. i'm not saying we should all adopt a brit or american accent, but i'm sure we can speak better english. singlish is plain wrong english, perpetuated over time like any other colloquial language and slowly legitimised. i agree that it forms a bond among s'poreans. i speak in singlish in s'pore too, because everyone does it, and i miss it from time to time.

    but that doesn't hide the fact that it 1. is bad english and 2. sounds terrible.

    come to think of it, even our chinese sounds bad. what's wrong with us??? we can do better lah!

    *hides behind a flame shield*
    Shuy. I kind of agree with you that it sounds "bad" both our Singlish and Singnese and can I add hokkien(have u heard the Penang hokkien? It sounds sexy)

    However, this was the way we were brought up (2nd language, Speak Mandarin campaigns). I can speak proper English too but even then, we still retain some Singaporean accent. However like u said, when overseas, u realise that most singaporeans miss Singlish. Correct not 'bang (i.e. abang)

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    the taiwanese actually manage to make hokkien sound refined!!! ok, slight variation in the language, but still...

    i do miss singlish sometimes, but i certainly can do without it. e.g. if i've lived in another country long enough.

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    Default Okay...find this really in depth.....Singlish Dictionary

    Hiee ...

    I really find this website really a in depth Singlish Dictionary.....oh man....even the vulgar words are well definded and explained......

    http://pachome2.pacific.net.sg/~willows5/singlish_K.htm
    http://www.singlishdictionary.com/
    Last edited by sulhan; 4th January 2006 at 01:29 PM.

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