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PostSubject: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:39 pm

Hi,

Some of my overseas friends have asked me about the reason we call loan sharks is Singapore Ah Long.

Honestly, I have no idea.

Anyone knows and share with us ?


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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:02 pm

Guess you are not cantonese...comes from the phrase "tai yee long".
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:02 pm

Derive from cantonese 大耳窿, Dai Yi Long
Meaning loanshark
So in short become Ah Long
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:31 pm

But why cal tai yee long leh?
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:34 pm

I know it is called 大耳窿, Dai Yi Long in Cantonese or Chinese.

Any reason to call them with this term.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:38 pm

This is the explanation by baidu anyone can translate? http://baike.baidu.com/view/43864.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:43 pm

In the past when mata wear shorts and $0.05 bigger than cow cart wheel.
Ah Long use to put $(ala coins) in ear, if both of you old enuff to remember.

After prolong putting coin in ear, ear hole become bigger.
If you wanted to borrow money in the past, you look for the big ear hole gent.
So loan shark became known as 大耳窿
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:45 pm

sob wrote:
In the past when mata wear shorts and $0.05 bigger than cow cart wheel.
Ah Long use to put $(ala coins) in ear, if both of you old enuff to remember.

After prolong putting coin in ear, ear hole become bigger.
If you wanted to borrow money in the past, you look for the big ear hole gent.
So loan shark became known as 大耳窿


Yes. This was what I was told also. Remembered seeing pple do that when I was young.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:47 pm

Wa seh...
Reminds me seeing people puttin coins in yhe year when i am young!
Hahaha!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:44 am

Thank you, Kam Sia for the information.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:02 am

Hi,

I'm new to Singapore - I've got a singtel pre-paid SIM.

I get about 3 or 4 calls a day with Chinese guys offering student loans to me!!! Where the hell did they get my number from???? And why are they offering me student loans I'm a 33yr old Golf Professional.....haha

It's a bit annoying now......

Next time I'll give it the Liam Neeson treatment from the movie Taken see if I can get a reaction:

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ME TO GET A LOAN, I can tell you I HAVE money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you STOP CALLING ME ABOUT LOANS now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you"

Mwaaahahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:20 am

mattpro0796 wrote:
Hi,

I'm new to Singapore - I've got a singtel pre-paid SIM.

I get about 3 or 4 calls a day with Chinese guys offering student loans to me!!! Where the hell did they get my number from???? And why are they offering me student loans I'm a 33yr old Golf Professional.....haha

It's a bit annoying now......

Next time I'll give it the Liam Neeson treatment from the movie Taken see if I can get a reaction:

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ME TO GET A LOAN, I can tell you I HAVE money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you STOP CALLING ME ABOUT LOANS now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you"

Mwaaahahahaha
Most likely your number is some recycled number.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:51 am

Recycled or cold calls from them.

More will come after a period of time.

Loans, insurance, credit card, etc will be the main calls from their mkting agency.

Either tell them nicely that you will call then if there is a need or just inform them that you are unemployed or a househusband with no income and play gold everyday Laughing


mattpro0796 wrote:
Hi,

I'm new to Singapore - I've got a singtel pre-paid SIM.

I get about 3 or 4 calls a day with Chinese guys offering student loans to me!!! Where the hell did they get my number from???? And why are they offering me student loans I'm a 33yr old Golf Professional.....haha

It's a bit annoying now......

Next time I'll give it the Liam Neeson treatment from the movie Taken see if I can get a reaction:

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ME TO GET A LOAN, I can tell you I HAVE money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you STOP CALLING ME ABOUT LOANS now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you"

Mwaaahahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:53 am

on a side note...

why do ppl call cockroach...... xiao qiang ???
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:52 pm

slinger wrote:
on a side note...

why do ppl call cockroach...... xiao qiang ???

Its from the famous Stephen Chow lor... In one of his movie...
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:16 pm

3131T wrote:
slinger wrote:
on a side note...

why do ppl call cockroach...... xiao qiang ???

Its from the famous Stephen Chow lor... In one of his movie...


wah, found another SC fan......
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:35 pm

mattpro0796 wrote:
Hi,

I'm new to Singapore - I've got a singtel pre-paid SIM.

I get about 3 or 4 calls a day with Chinese guys offering student loans to me!!! Where the hell did they get my number from???? And why are they offering me student loans I'm a 33yr old Golf Professional.....haha

It's a bit annoying now......

Next time I'll give it the Liam Neeson treatment from the movie Taken see if I can get a reaction:

"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ME TO GET A LOAN, I can tell you I HAVE money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you STOP CALLING ME ABOUT LOANS now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you"

Mwaaahahahaha

Tell me about it......!

This is what I actually did....if you ever get get such call again from, says "A", store his number. When you get call from "B", tell "B" that "A" is very interested and recommend B to call A.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah Long - Loan Sharks   Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:27 pm

Yeah great idea IGT!!!
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