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The Coxford Singlish Dictionary|
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z (4 entries out of 817)
Singlish pronunciations of "otherwise".
"You better pass your PSLE, ungderwise next year I take you go market and sell!"
Malay term used to denote the remoteness of a place, with connotations of backwardness.
"Why you take me to Kranji this sort of ulu place?"
UNTAHANTABLE (Contributed by Wayne Jamiro & Petrina)
Unbearable. Derived from the Malay word 'tahan' meaning to 'endure' or 'bear'.
"Adoi, the weather nowadays so damn hot, it's bloody untahantable, man."
See also: Buay Tahan
UP THE LORRY (Contributed by Andrew Chua)
A phrase to describe a very bad outcome. Derived from the scene at funerals where the coffin is being placed onto the lorry to be transported to the burial grounds. Also possible to be used in the case of a gang fight scene when the leader shouts to the members to retreat.
1. "Today got test, you nebber stardee, ah? Like that, up the lorry lor!
2. "Mata lai liao, kin, ki chia!" (Here come the police! Up the lorry!)