SINGAPORE - Singlish is often frowned upon as the poorer local cousin to the Queen's English but do you know that some Singlish words have found their way into the hallowed Oxford English Dictionary (OED)?
Along with promoting the latest December 2014 quarterly update - which contains new words such as BYOD (bring your own device), un-PC (not politically correct) and g'day - to its online database of 60 million words, OED also selected an interesting choice for its Word of the Day on Feb 11.
"Kiasu" was featured. It is not the only Singlish word to be accepted by the OED. Does this mean we can play the word in Scrabble? We might in the next few years!
- See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/kiasu-oxford-english-dictionarys-word-the-day-other-sing#xtor=CS1-10
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