Sunday, 1 March 2009

bad english

i was surfing the net for some news on the merlion being struck by lightning and found that Xinhua News Agency had interviewed someone in Singapore who said

"Something like an explosion sound very loud, then after that some of the pieces fell off the Merlion, but no one was hurt in the incident"

can we describe that as Singlish? or a mix of Singlish and English or what??

I remember my NIE lecturer saying that he once heard a mother exclaiming to her child "Be careful! Wait lost how?" and he couldn't figure out, try as he might, what the woman was saying.. hahaha....

i can't decide which is the lesser of two evils - Singlish or Chinglish.. see below for a cutesy example of the latter:


anyway, you have to see this.. it was apparently mentioned in NYT:

The-greatest-breakup-story-ever-told (apparently, the animation is made by one woman on her PC - about the story of a marriage breakup using traditional indian characters from the ramayana)

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