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S’poreans to stop saying ‘Majulah’ as it is a Singlish word

Posted on 26 May 2016

Saying that word has caused our current economic downturn as it makes us less competitive.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe it is only acceptable to speak in Standard English, said they are thinking twice about saying some non-standard English words from now on.

This after they realise that the word “Majulah” is in fact a Singlish word, as it combines “Maju” and “lah”, where “lah” is added on to indicate tone and does not change the meaning of the word or sentence.

One Singaporean, Jia Kan Tang, said: “I will never say ‘Majulah’ ever again as it is against the English language.”

“We cannot let this sort of Singlish words corrupt Singaporeans, or else, we will never be economically competitive.”

“The cause and effect of saying ‘Majulah’ is very direct and an inescapable truth.”

“If we say ‘Majulah’, people around the world who speak English will not know what we are talking about.”

“As such, they will not want to engage in economic trade with Singapore, which is why Singapore currently has a downturn because Singaporeans from all walks of life have been saying ‘Majulah’.”

“Saying ‘Majulah’ has cost our Singapore economy billions of dollars in trade and made us unintelligible because it is Singlish.”

“Singaporeans must propose that the next person to say ‘Majulah’ shall be dragged out to the back and shot in the face.”







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