Grandfather’s Road

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 […]


Cock-Up Origin: English – a common phrase used to describe something bad has occurred Cock-Up is frequently used to described a situation where something bad or unpleasant has occurred and prevent rightful things from happening or causing something bad to happen. E.g. a cock-up that leads to something that was supposed to happen not happening […]


Eeyur Origin: Sound – One will produce this sound when you feel disgusted about something Eeyur (eeee…..yurrrrr…) is a sound that one will produce to express that you are disgusted by something that could be gross, dirty or disgusting.


Oei Origin: Singlish/Sound- Used when calling out to someone (informal) Oei or Oui is used when you call out to someone that you know. It is an informal way and some regard it as a being rude especially when you are the one being called out to.  

Referee Kayu

Referee Kayu Origin: Malay- Kayu literally means wood in malay and Referee Kayu is used as a chant to scold referees when they made incorrect decisions. Referee Kayu could be often heard when one watches a live football match at a stadium. This often occurs when the referee made an incorrect or odd decision. Referee […]

Water Parade

Water Parade Origin: Army Lingo – A parade where recruits have to drink large amounts of water. The term Water Parade is something that a Singaporean male will never forget. This is a parade where recruits or trainees need to partake by drinking large amounts of water to prepare them for the upcoming physical training. The […]