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

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

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

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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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans demand to know: ‘Why didn’t we shout ‘Majulah!’ to help mend spat?’

S’poreans demand to know: ‘Why didn’t we shout ‘Majulah!’ to help mend spat?’

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If we did, none of these hard feelings would have happened.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in the power of Majulah, are shaking their heads in disbelief and making hand symbols signalling they are terribly upset.

This after they realised they did not shout “Majulah!” to help mend the public spat between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his sister Lee Wei Ling.

One Singaporean, Xiong Di, said: “If only Singaporeans got together to shout ‘Majulah!’ at the same time for a few hours, none of this would have happened.”

“We must start shouting ‘Majulah!’ now, so that their relationship can start to get better.”

“How come no one did a video about ‘Majulah’ to make things better? Why?”

However, not all Singaporeans are optimistic shouting “Majulah” for hours on end will aid the situation.

Another local, Jie Mei, said: “We must shout ‘Majulah!’ for more than 23 hours a day to be useful.”

“That’s when we can unleash the power of Majulah and Singapore will never have any problems or dynasties.”

Friends forever? We need Majulahs badly.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Monday, April 11, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans glad SG50 commemorative notes still more valuable than banana notes

S’poreans glad SG50 commemorative notes still more valuable than banana notes

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Majulah, they said.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are grateful for some things because they are not total ingrates, have come out to praise the SG50 $10 and $50 commemorative notes for being more valuable than banana notes.

This after some 95 million pieces of the notes have been printed, and of the 40 percent put into circulation, businesses and people have been inconvenienced as these new notes cannot be machine deposited due to their irregular sizes.

One Singaporean, Kim Jio, said he is grateful the notes still have some value in them: “Majulah.”

“This is a good time to say ‘Majulah”, when I know the notes are still more valuable than banana notes.”

“Especially when you are in line at the bank for 30 minutes to deposit the note over the counter, all you want to say is ‘Majulah’.”

“When you open the ang bao and you find the new commemorative notes and you realise you are going to have a hard time spending it at the shops because they don’t want to accept it, you will also say ‘Majulah’.”

“Most likely when you realise that you queued up at the bank for one hour for it last August and now nobody even wants it, you will also say ‘Majulah’.”

A good time to say "Majulah".

Posted by We Are Kanina on Sunday, February 21, 2016