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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Singlish

It's no joke. I thought everyone here spoke English but in fact it is a combo of English and Singlish. I find that employees at all the official companies - banks, utility companies, cable company, they all use Singlish and it is difficult to understand.

I most commonly here: Can, lah. or Can lah? or Cannot. or Can Can.

Lah softens a sentence as if to add Y'know at the end of it.

1 comment:

granpa said...

Lula and Maya's great-great-grandparents spoke Italglish.