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Singlish vs English?

Apparently, this kicked up quite a storm last week.

The Taiwanese Celebrities were criticizing Singaporean’s english. Or rather, Singlish.

While some of that they say might be true, they still committed a fallacy – Generalization.

What was that about by saying, “新加坡发音都很奇怪” and “好像泰国腔”.

Singaporeans are rifled up, and have posted some retorts back online.

Check out these two videos.

Doesn’t mean you accentise the ang mohs means it’s good english ma.


Being a Singaporean myself, this problem is actually very true. However, I tend to have the “speak their language” habit. You know, If I were to talk to ang mohs, I’ll most probably accentise. Hmmm..

And so anyway, I’ve heard that they have apologized for it le.

Old news, as always.

One Comment

  1. Boonchai Suthipong
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    the singapore local accent is indeed funny…. just like Thai or Indonesian…
    unlike grammar – accent has no right or wrong.
    poor singapore folks need not to kick up a big fuss and demand an apology…
    you can stop what other people say not not how they think…

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