Goondu Origin: Tamil/Malay – literally means fat (tamil) and hard (malay) but is used locally to describe a stupid person or an idiot. Goondu is a name that you use on someone who is either stupid or someone that acts like an idiot.
Chicken Feed Origin: Singlish – The term is used to describe a task that is easy to accomplish, just like a piece of cake. Chicken Feed is Singlish’s very own version of the english phrase “a piece of cake”. It is akin to describing that a task is easy or a problem that can be […]
Karung Guni Origin: Malay – It means gunny sack but is more popular as a reference to our local Rag-and-Bone Man. Karung Guni better known to Singaporeans as Karung Guni Man is our local Rag-And-Bone Man who collects old items like newspaper, electrical appliances, clothes and many other stuff. In the past, they will go […]
Ho Seh Boh? Origin: Hokkien – It is a question asking “How have you been?” A popular hokkien greeting when you chance upon a friend outside. It is a simple and yet effective greeting that asks the person how has he/she been.
Copycat Kiss The Rat, Go Home Let Your Mother Slap Origin: 90s English phrase – Many 90s kids used this phrase to say someone who is basically a copycat. This phrase was popular back in the 90s when school-going kids often used this phrase to spite someone who always copied their actions or to say someone […]