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chillipadi
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PostSubject: We are SINGAPOREANS! Ah Beng guide to better English.   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:07 pm

Friends,

Heeheehee! Singaporeans speak short and sharp! Why use a mouthful of words?
But can others understand us?

I believe every country have their lingo of mixed English and native language.
Better not let my English teacher read this. She will turn in her grave!

We are SINGAPOREANS!



Ah Beng guide to better English.
British English vs. Singaporean English

Who says our English is teruk? Just read below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-the-point, effective etc.

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
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.

Singaporean: No stock!

RETURNING A CALL
Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone call for me a few moments ago?

Singaporean: Hello, who call huh?

ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britons: Excuse me, I would like to get by. Would you please make way?

Singaporean: S-kew me..

WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY
Britons: Hey! Put your wallet away, this drink is on me.

Singaporean: 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?

Singaporean: (pointing at the door) Can ah?

WHEN ENTERTAINING
Britons: Please make yourself right at home.

Singaporean: No need shy one lah!

WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.

Singaporean: Where got?

WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britons: I would prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.

Singaporean: Don't want lah.

IN 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 issue.

Singaporean: You mad ah?

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE.
Britons: Excuse me, but could you please lower your voice? I'm trying to concentrate over here.

Singaporean: Shut up lah!

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU..
Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for sometime. Do I know you?

Singaporean: See what, see what?

WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION. Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment..

Singaporean: Die lah!!

WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED
Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?

Singaporean: What happened ah? Why like that one lah?

WHEN SOMEONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons: This isn't the way to do it. Here, let me show you.

Singaporean: Like that also don't know how to do!

which versioin would you prefer?
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PostSubject: Re: We are SINGAPOREANS! Ah Beng guide to better English.   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:10 pm

ROFL

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PostSubject: Re: We are SINGAPOREANS! Ah Beng guide to better English.   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:35 pm

HAHAHAH Very Happy

Singlish at its best !
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PostSubject: Re: We are SINGAPOREANS! Ah Beng guide to better English.   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:42 pm

WHEN YOU NEED TO PEE:

ang moh: excuse me i need to go to the loo.

singaporean: eh toilet toilet!
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PostSubject: Re: We are SINGAPOREANS! Ah Beng guide to better English.   Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: We are SINGAPOREANS! Ah Beng guide to better English.   Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:02 am

That's a verrry good URL leh. Laughing
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