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.
Your Coffee Shop Is Open Origin: Singlish – a phrase to tell someone that their fly is unzipped. Your Coffee Shop Is Open is a phrase used to stealthily inform someone (usually a Male) that they had forgotten to zip their trousers after a visit to the toilet.
Eye Power Origin: English/Singlish – used to describe someone that just stares instead of rendering help Eye Power is a phrase frequently used on someone who does not help but just simply stares as though he/she is rendering help through the power of his/her eyes.
Borrow Me Origin: English/Singlish – broken english phrase used for borrowing something. Borrow me is wrongly used as a phrase when asking someone to lend an item. Instead of asking “Can I borrow your book?” or “Can you lend me your book?” , “borrow me” is often wrongly used in day-to-day conversation.
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 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 […]
See See Look Look Origin: Singlish – This phrase means to have a casual view of sights/happenings or items at a place. “See See Look Look” is often used as a response when someone you know chance upon you along the street or at a place that you usually would not be seen and he/she […]