is singlish irritating ?

Singapore
October 14, 2008 8:15pm CST
have you go to singapore, and encounter some people that speaks in funny ways? it seems to be english at first, but when you listened to it, there are also some mixture of other language and also some words like 'lah, loh'. is it irritating? or do you find it amusing?
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4 responses
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
15 Oct 08
Well, borned and bred here, I never really notice it much. Think of it as a kind of local dialect. Something which many singaporeans can relate to. Why do you find it irritating leh? It is still a language that can be understooded by both locals and foreigners alike wat. No? I mean, when I go to places where I do not speak the language, I find that more irritating cos I cannot communicate what I want or need with them. But with singlish, well, anything also can. As long as you can speak that little bit of english, can liow. No? Don't tell me you find it so difficult to understand all singaporeans when you were here. Don't like that leh. I never find your language irritating. Why must you pick on mine leh?
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
16 Dec 08
i don't find it irritating. Maybe cause i'm used to it. born and bred here, what choice do i have eh. but anyhow, i think it's unique and it's amusing at times. honestly.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Well they do have a funny way of speaking English. I think it has to do with the number of Indians in that country. Or possibly their history. I don't know. But I don't think it's irritating. As long as we can understand each other then that's fine. I just don't want to end up with the same accent! Haha!
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Hi, not been to Singapore but I know what you mean. We have also in the Philippines our own version of English with mix languages and dialects. It's never irritating because everybody talks that way except of course when it's so overboard. English speaking people maybe will find it amusing. They can hear words they can relate to but seem too they can't LOL