Why Singlish Is Better

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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 cock 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!)
 

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:think: :think:

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

:Later,
 

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