Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Random Singlish

Perhaps it's not nice to laugh at people's accents when they speak English, but it's worth making an exception for this one. It's a Singaporean radio show's prank call to a restaurant for catering. It might strike you as a little cruel, and if it was done in Australia admittedly it would be flashing my racism-warning-buttons, but in this context, it demonstrates the complex relationship Singaporeans have with their local dialect - loving to make fun of it, yet still feeling a great deal of affection for it.

More like this:

The white boy who speaks Singlish

Communication challenges in Malaysia

Guide to ordering food in Malaysia

Is it OK to laugh at Ris Low?


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