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The Coxford Singlish Dictionary|
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HORLAN (Contributed by Desmond)
Deliberate mispronunciation of "Holland". Of uncertain origin, the term is used to denote finding oneself in a far-off place, or unexpected consequence, usually unpleasant. Some have posited that the term may derive from the Hokkien predilection to incorporate the word "Lan" into their speech, and there is some basis for this belief, as the Taiwanese reportedly use the word "Horlan" to denote "bullshitting".
1. "Wah lau, now we know the bugger made us go to Horlan!"
2. "Ah Beng reported us to the Principal? Horlan liao, lah!"