Sunday, April 1, 2007


Boo hoo hoo...Nethmi has lost the lovely accent she had and is now speaking in a typical Singaporean accent! (What was I expecting now that she spends most of the day with Singaporeans ha?)

The way Singaporeans speak is generally called "Singlish" and Nethmi is getting to be quite an expert in it! Singaporeans have a habit of adding the word 'already' at the end of sentences where it is most inappropriate to do so! For example: "Pick up your toys, already!" and this 'already' is said in a dragging manner -- 'alreadieee'. So, now Nethmi uses this word whenever possible in her sentences, only she says "readieee" so it sounds something like "Pick up your toys readieee".

Nethmi also says 'can not' and 'do not' instead of 'can't' and 'don't' as is popular here. And this too is said by dragging the word (cahnnaaaat).

Some words however are said real abruptly. Nethmi now says 'Mahc Dohnalds' instead of Mc Donalds!

Oh well! You can't--I mean cahnaaaat--expect everything to go the way you want it. So, as long as we are here, I suppose we'll have to live with Nethmi speaking 'Singlish'!