Jermyn's Ramblings (scorpiojerm) wrote,
Jermyn's Ramblings

Singlish is part of Singapore's heritage and history. Respect it for what it is.

The following was written by my dad who also wrote Singapore's first geography textbook. It was published in the Straits Times on 5 August 2006.

Aunty Ying And DadAs a son of Singapore, I grew up with Singaporean English, “catching spiders and playing gasing (top).” In the ‘60s and ‘70s, I was a school teacher in Singapore. I now reside in Richmond BC, Canada. I believe there is a place for Singaporean English in the global scheme of things.

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