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 […]
Copycat Kiss The Rat, Go Home Let Your Mother Slap
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 […]
Siang Kar Pager?
Siang Kar Pager? Origin: Hokkien – It is a question asking who had paged me on my pager This hokkien phrase was commonly used back in the 80s/90s and early 2000s when there was widespread use of pagers. A pager also known as a beeper is a telecommunication device that can receive alphanumeric messages and […]
Your Head Ah!
Your Head Ah! Origin: English / Singlish – An exclamation response/curse to someone’s remark Your Head Ah is a response to someone’s remark/joke/view/assumption of you that you do not agree with.
GG – Good Game
GG – Good Game Origin: Acronym / Internet Slang – Usually used for saying it was a good game after the end of a online game/match GG is often used to tell one another at the end of the game or match that it was a good game. However, it is also used to describe […]
Kampong Spirit Origin: Malay- Kampong in malay means a rural village and the term kampong spirit means neighbours in the same village are helpful to one another thus creating this kampong spirit. The term Kampong / Kampung Spirit is also often used in Singapore’s urban concrete jungle (HDB) where neighbours live in the same estate […]