Chin Chai Origin: Hokkien/Teochew – literally means “anything” or “whatever” Chin Chai is often used as a reply to a question when one is unable to make up his/her mind or has no preference to a choice. It can also be used to describe a person that is easy-going.
Chao Private Origin: Hokkien/English/Army lingo – a name to describe a newly enlisted soldier Chao Private refers to a newly enlisted soldier. The word “chao” stands for smelly in hokkien and Private is the rank for a newly enlisted Soldier. The words used together form a name that is often used on new recruits by […]
Why you so like that ah?? Origin: Singlish/English – This phrase is used to question someone when they are being unreasonable, difficult or selfish “Why you so like that ah?” is a popular singlish phrase to ask someone when they are being difficult, unreasonable or selfish. It is also a very popular local singlish song. […]
Fly me Aeroplane Origin: Singlish – This phrase is used when someone back out of a promise or a meet-up. Fly me aeroplane, fly aeroplane, fly kite are phrases used when someone back out of a promise or a meet-up.
Hao Lian Origin: Teochew – a term to describe a person as a show-off Hao Lian is used to describe a person as boastful or a show-off. A Hao Lian is a kind of person that likes to flaunt his/her wealth or success to friends and relatives.
shee shee Origin: Baby Lingo – shee shee stands for the act of passing urine. The phrase shee shee is usually used on toddlers. It is used to ask the toddlers if they want to urinate. The continuous whistling “shee” sound with a short interval pause is used to urge the toddler to urinate.