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Publicity poster for SEA Games 2015 causes offense as it features the words ‘Willie’, ‘Loo’ & ‘SIN’

Publicity poster for SEA Games 2015 causes offense as it features the words ‘Willie’, ‘Loo’ & ‘SIN’

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Call police.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who are easily offended because their virgin eyes and ears need to be protected from contamination, are calling on the authorities to look into a publicity poster for the upcoming SEA Games 2015.

This after the poster showed the words “Wille”, “Loo” and “SIN” on it, which are bad words if people really think about it.

Chu Nan, a Singaporean man who took offence at the poster, said: “This is not right. Previously, at least one Singaporean had already appealed to the authorities to get rid of ‘SIN’ as the representative code for Singapore as it is associated with vice and sex. The appeal was even published in the national newspaper, The Straits Times.”

“Now, what we’re seeing here are so many more words that connote other bad things that come into my mind all at one time. I cannot take it. I must call police now.”

However, not all Singaporeans are quick to take offence and do not see any merit in calling the police to report this matter.

Another local, Zhen Wu Leow, said: “I think ‘Loo’ and ‘SIN’ are quite okay words still, but I’m not so sure about ‘Willie’.”

“I guess I have no choice but to write to my MP about it.”

“And later on, CC it to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. And the entire Cabinet to register my displeasure.”

“After which, I’d forward it to The Straits Times as a forum letter because they have no qualms publishing anything.”

 

Quick, let’s take offence now:

S’pore shouldn’t use SIN to represent us in sports because it’s a dirty word

Take the porn out of Singaporean

 





S’pore shouldn’t use SIN to represent us in sports because it’s a dirty word

S’pore shouldn’t use SIN to represent us in sports because it’s a dirty word

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Every time it is mentioned we are degraded, says The Straits Times letter writer.

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Take the SIN out of Singapore

SEEING the word “SIN” emblazoned across the chests of our beaming Asian Games athletes (“Finally, a golden day for Singapore”; last Wednesday) evoked a feeling that was somewhat bittersweet.

“SIN” is the International Olympic Committee code for Singapore and is used to represent our country in sporting events. “SIN” is also the International Air Traffic Association code for Changi Airport, the gateway to our country.

Sports and travel are two of the most visible platforms through which we project ourselves to the world. “SIN” is the word projected when we make a name for ourselves on these platforms.

Sin cities of the world are well known, for better or for worse.

Whenever Singapore is elevated into focus, the image must be one that is in keeping with our cultural and social mores.

Singapore is not a sin city. But, with the use of the code “SIN”, the eye will make the association, even if the heart and mind know otherwise.

Is it in our national interest for “SIN” to be associated with Singapore?

We should consider adopting the less-used (but not lesser) code “SGP” instead of “SIN”.

“SGP” is, after all, the United Nations’ country code for Singapore.

Indeed, the Internet domain designation for Singapore is “.sg”.

Furthermore, “SGP” corresponds to the syllables that make up the word “Sin-Ga-Pore”.

It looks better, sounds better and unifies all usage and application.

Andrew Choo Ming Sing

This is a real letter published in The Straits Times Forum on Oct. 6, 2014.

 

Why not take the “porn” out?:

Take the porn out of Singaporean

 





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