Say thank you very much, people complaint annoyed. Don't say thank you, people complaint no manners. I need to take my Panadol extra
Any good examples of bad singlish?
In fact come to think of it I almost certainly never think of it negatively unless there is a clear sarcastic tone.
Recent ad, "Same same, but different."
the version i dislike is
How is your goldfish doing?
It died last week.
Sorry to hear that.
OK, what do you mean sorry, you hypocrite.
In the end, it depends on how you decides to interpret those words. In the forum, you are just text, icons and pictures. The same response from different people means differently. So try not to nick pick on the sentence when the true value lies with the meaning of the heart.
E.g, when someone step on your leg accidentally and says sorry, it is just a common courtesy to tell you he/she is aware of the mistake and apologies for it.
When the salesperson says thank you, it is an appreciation for support.
When you colleague says thank you, it is just a common response. Nothing more bec you are paid to work, just like "how are you today". Nothing more.
When you spouse says thank you. You need to be suspicious.
Last edited by spheredome; 7th December 2009 at 12:02 PM.
"Can you re-confirm again?"
Am slightly confused.
Who is Bad English and why is it annoying 'phrases'?