Herman
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SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 10:06 pm

Hi,

I just got back from my trip on a SQ flight ? But just wondering, Are all of SQ cabin crews Singaporean ? And are they from the US or UK ?

The reason is they to talk to their passengers with a slang but among themselves they speak Singlish, you know witha lah at the end of their sentences ? I'm talking about American or British slang ? I find that pretty amusing, as they are trying their very best to sound like an American or a Brit !! Pretty hilarious !

Once again, not insulting just wondering ??

Thanx

Cheers,
Herman
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 10:12 pm

The only time I heard SIA crew talking together was over Y class pax when they spoke Chinese or sth.

SIA has Malaysian, Indian, Taiwanese and of course, Singapore Girls
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Sun Mar 11, 2001 11:51 pm

they use singlish in informal occasion.. so i guess when they are working, i.e. talking with passengers, they treat it as formal occasion...
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Mon Mar 12, 2001 9:22 am

When they're chatting with locals, they use the Singlish to make us feel more at home rather than being too overly-formal. We Unaccompanied Minor don't like it too formal.
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 4:50 am

Question is 'what would be the appropriate 'English' to use on board?'

By that I mean SIA is Singaporean - therefore the crew should be entitled to speak Singlish if they so wish. You don't often here BA crew speaking American english nor Air France crew speaking Queen's English....

...however - I suppose at times the Singlish can be a little too informal...

My last SIN-KUL flight 2 weeks ago was on-board a packed 777 and on landing a crew-member announced...

"Gentlemen, for night-landing we off the lights ok."

Surely, SIA could be a little more professional about the matter...perhaps include the ladies on the flight and be a little more precise than we 'off the lights'. Did make me snigger but horrible, horrible thoughts of SQ16 went through my mind...not that I wanted to drag anything up...but it DID flit through my mind.

 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 4:58 am

Hmmm, so that's why Singapore's leader was blaming the Singaporean Citizen's for using Singlish instead of English.

May be that's why they unveiled "KrisWorld", so they can turn their passenger's attention to PTVs instead of the crew's Singlish conversation.

SIA's crew also includes the American, British, Australian as well.
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 6:40 am

Mas777: HOw unprofessional! They better smarten up! Don't Singaporeans learn English anyway?
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:17 am

Oh gosh....I can't help but laugh at their silly mistake!!!

They were using an Australian slang when on our Perth flights.
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:28 am

What is singlish?
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 9:33 am

Singlish is, for example:

Please LAH.....I don't want to take another airline LEH...now we OFF (not turn off) the cabin lights ok?....anymore?
 
Herman
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 1:10 pm

Guys & Gals

SQ F/A uses American/British slang when they speak to a Caucasion. You know trying to impressed the passengers that they can speak GOOD English. Unfortunately to the extent they didn't realise their poor grammatical error(s).

Example A:
Sir, would you like coffee or tea ? (In an American/Brit slang)


Example B: (Window shades close)
Sir, could you pull open your window ! (In an American/Brit slang)



Hahaha...

Cheers All  Laugh out loud  Big grin
 
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RE: SQ Cabin Crews & Slang?

Tue Mar 13, 2001 6:57 pm

SQ also has a lot of Indonesian "Singapore" Girls. I often heard the Malay crews spoke Malay and many of them also understand Bahasa Indonesia. I once heard a chinese leading stewardess saying "duduk, duduk" -Malay/Indonesian for sit down, sit down-to the other crews so they can get ready for take off.
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