#IOTW: A few Singlish idioms

Happy Saturday Fellas! Hope you have been having a great day so far :)

For our fun session this evening, I will be sharing some idioms from the Singapore English known as Singlish. These are the most common ones as shared by the same people that I had Singlish discussions previously. So here they are:

  1. “Catch no ball.” Meaning: you lost it, or you lost the meaning of what have been said
  1. “Fly my kite.” Meaning: abandoned, ignored, or you are tricking me
  1. “Blur like sotong.” Meaning: you are always confused, don’t know anything
    • Example:
      • “You are blur like sotong
  1. “Mix like rojak.” Meaning: meaning very mixed; (Rojak is known as rujak in Indonesian, it is a fruit/vegetable salad dish with sweet & sour dressing. Rojak becomes a word that is commonly used in Singlish to state something very mixed.)
    • Example:
      • “Singapore is a rojak society”

So that’s it for today :) I hope it has been useful :D

Source: Again, thank you to @della_angelina, Zhen Min and Mithun for the Singlish discussion :)

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Sunday, September 20, 2014.




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