MLMLWML – Mai Lai, Mai Lai, Wa Mai Lai Origin: Acronym/Internet Slang/Hokkien – Literally means “don’t want, don’t want, I don’t want!” This hokkien phrase is used popularly as an acronym in online forums. It is mainly used in reply to an undesirable suggestion telling people that they really do not want it or to […]
Your/My Grandfather’s Road Origin: Singlish/English- usually used to tell off someone when they block others from accessing a place/road. Your Grandfather’s road – is used to tell off people when they block the way of others on a public road/place. My Grandfather’s Road – is used to tell people that their grandfather literally own this […]
Makan Origin: Malay – literal translation “to eat” Makan is a very commonly used word in Singapore. It is used to ask people if they have eaten or to invite them to eat. It is similar to the hokkien/teochew dialect word “jiak“.
MINDEF Origin: Abbreviation for Ministry of Defence MINDEF is the short form for the Ministry of Defence. This is a ministry of the Singapore Government that is in charge of national defence. It is the headquarters of the SAF – Singapore Armed Forces. Total Defence is its policy and consists of five pillars namely Military […]