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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Singaporean, Hong Kong terms added to Oxford Dictionary

Several Singaporean and Hong Kong English terms,  including "wah", "shiok" and "yum cha", are now officially recognised as acceptable English.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added 19 Singaporean terms and 13 Hong Kong terms in its latest update. The dictionary included formations of English that are mostly used in Singapore or Hong Kong.
Some of the words added are :

Wah: It is an expression of delight or surprise. 
Shiok: It means cool, great, delicious, superb. 
Yum chaIt is a type of Chinese brunch.
Wet market: It is a market selling fresh meat and produce. 
BlurIt means confused or ignorant. 
Sabo: It means to harm or play a prank on.
Sandwich class: It is an informal term used to refer to the middle class 
Milk tea: It is a drink made from black tea and milk, usually evaporated or condensed. 
ShroffIt is a cashier, especially at a car park.

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