Commonly associated with materialistic success in modern Singapore. Army official vernacular. Upon completing National Service and reaching their Operationally Ready Date, they will receive their civilian identity cards whilst retaining their 11B. English language. English-speaking person, i.
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In the past, Singlish was frowned upon by the government. Singlish Exclamations Our exclamations are now official words! How crazy is that?
Are the people at OED expecting the rest of the world to use the term? Singlish Adjectives The best thing about Singlish, is how it gets the point across using as little words as possible. And our adjectives can just nail descriptions with a word or two.
According to OED, it refers to a Singaporean who is Chinese-educated and has a limited knowledge of the English language. Today, the term has turned into Chinese Helicopter. Sinseh refers to a Chinese doctor that practises Traditional Chinese Medicine. However in this context, it is used to refer to people who are clueless or unaware. Singlish Verbs Leave it to Singaporeans to come up with terms for specific actions. Lepak means to relax, while Sabo is a shortening of Sabotage.
The next one is Gahmen. Yes, Gahmen made it into the dictionary. Both words can now be found in Oxford English Dictionary. They both refer to red packets. You know who you are. Own up please.
Hello ? People anyhow throw rubbish. What other Singlish words do you hope to see in the dictionary?
The Coxford Singlish Dictionary
Shiok! 19 Singlish items added to the Oxford English Dictionary