Friday, March 16, 2007

Singlish got grammar one, leh!
(‘Singlish does have grammar’)

Think Singlish has no grammar? This charming cartoon by Iskander shows otherwise. How many times have we had well-meaning foreign friends trying to talk like us but ending up making us laugh?

Although Singlish is very different from Standard English, that doesn’t mean it is completely haphazard. It has its own rules about what goes where, and when; and what you can or cannot say — in other words, its own grammar.

3 comments:

Michirure said...

Wow.. been a long time since I came in here.. You have a new blog skin! Haha.. This looks more friendly than the previous black one, which, really looked like a terrorist's site.. LOL..

Michirure said...

I was just How's the research or study going along? The one where we did the surveys?

The Grammar Terrorist said...

Yes, I haven't forgotten -- results all analysed and waiting to be written up. Thanks also for comments on the blog skin ... I like this one, even though it's not BLUE! And it does go well with the pictures somehow ...