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    > >>Use Singlish. It's so much cheaper, shorter, faster.
    > >>
    > >>Why do we insist on using the Queen's English, when
    > >>Singlish is so much more economical and effective?
    > >>Compare and see!
    > >>
    > >>When going shopping...
    > >>Britons : I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater
    > >> you want in your size, but if you give me a moment,
    > >> I can call the other outlets for you.
    > >>S'poreans: No Stock!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>When returning a call...
    > >>Britons : Hello, this is Mr Bean. Did anyone page for me a few
    > >> moments ago?
    > >>S'poreans: Hello, who page?
    > >>
    > >>When someone is in the way...
    > >>Britons : Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
    > >>S'poreans: Siam lai! or Siam, hor! or Skius!
    > >>
    > >>When someone offers to pay...
    > >>Britons : Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
    > >>S'poreans: no need lah
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>When asking for permission...
    > >>Britons : Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for
    > >> me to enter through this door?
    > >>S'poreans: (while pointing at door) Can pass or Not?
    > >>
    > >>When asking to be excused...
    > >>Britons : If you would excuse me for a moment, I have to go to the
    > >> gents/ladies. Please carry on without me, it would only
    > >> take a moment.
    > >>S'poreans: Go toilet. Buay tahan ahh.....
    > >>
    > >>When entertaining...
    > >>Britons : Please make yourself right at home.
    > >>S'poreans: Don't shy shy lah..
    > >>
    > >>When doubting someone...
    > >>Britons : I don't recall you giving me the money.
    > >>S'poreans: Got meh?
    > >>
    > >>When deciding on a plan of action...
    > >>Britons : What do you propose we do now that the movie's sold
    > >> out & all the restaurants are closed?
    > >>S'poreans: So how?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>When disagreeing on a topic of discussion...
    > >>Britons : Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where
    > >> you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with
    > >> what you said about the policy.
    > >>S'poreans: Talk **** lah you!
    > >>
    > >>When asking someone to lower their voice...
    > >>Britons : Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice, I'm
    > >> trying to concentrate over here.
    > >>S'poreans: Eh, Tiam leh!
    > >>
    > >>When asking someone if he/she knows you...
    > >>Britons : Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time.
    > >> Do I know you?
    > >>S'poreans: See what see?!

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    > >>When someone is in the way...
    > >>Britons : Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
    > >>S'poreans: Siam lai! or Siam, hor! or Skius!


    How about: Sio-ah! (hot!)
    As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision.

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    ... Some of the SingLish "versions" do sound rude (and lacking in manners) though.

    :Later,

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