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Singlish is everywhere…

If cannot, turn “Press Coin Return”.

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Different country, different tastes?

The cashier meant well when she made some suggestions to treat my son’s stomach flu. “Just give him rice porridge (congee) with soy sauce.  We always give that to our children when they have the stomach flu.” Well, I understand … Continue reading

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Holland earns more exporting … ….. (fill in the blanks) than Japan

  What products come to mind when you think of the Netherlands and exports? According to an HSBC advertisement in The Straits Times , Singapore’s English-language newspaper, we think primarily of wooden shoes, cheese and daffodils. Wrong! It’s soy sauce.  … Continue reading

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Speak Singlish can? Cannot.

“The next time you see a sign written in poor English, don’t just walk by. Instead, paste a sticky note over it, correcting the grammatical error.” “Got problem call me can” becomes “Please let me know if you need help.” … Continue reading

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