Should you be speaking Singlish to your child?
“Auntie, want to go makan? I go chope seat, you go order first lah!” Daily life in Singapore is so steeped in Singlish that it is nearly impossible to avoid it. Youngsters address their elders as Auntie or Uncle. Kids complain about being very sian when they are bored. We pull out our lahs and sprinkle them liberally into our conversations, a multitool that can be modified for any situation.