Du lan Origin: Hokkien – a Hokkien vulgarity that literally means “poke dick”. This expletive is used to express the pissed-off feeling. Du lan is a very common hokkien expletive that is used to express that one is pissed off with something.
Drop 20 Origin: Singlish/Army Lingo – a corporal punishment in army in the form of 20 push ups Drop 20 is an army lingo that is used by instructors to give recruits or trainees a corporal punishment of 20 push ups. This punishment is usually meted out if the soldiers failed to follow instructions or […]
Die Die Must Have
Die Die Must Have Origin: Singlish/English – a phrase that literally says it is a must have even if you have to die for it. The phrase Die Die Must Have is used in scenarios where it is absolutely necessary to have an item or a requirement.
Die Die Must Buy
Die Die Must Buy Origin: Singlish/English – a phrase that literally says it is a must to buy even if you have to die for it. Die Die Must Buy is a phrase commonly used when a Singaporean spots an absolute bargain or when they travel overseas and realize that goods being sold are much […]
DB – Detention Barracks
DB – Detention Barracks Origin: Acronym, Army term DB acronym for Detention Barracks is a well-known term among Singaporean males who serve or had served National Service.