July 01, 2008
But what if these sentences aren't really bad English? What if they are evidence that the English language is happily leading an alternative lifestyle without us?...It's not merely that English will be salted with Chinese vocabulary for local cuisine, bon mots, and curses or that speakers will peel off words from local dialects. The Chinese and other Asians already pronounce English differently...In Singaporean English (known as Singlish), think is pronounced "tink," and theories is "tee-oh-rees."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "maybe someday Singlish, along with Chinglish and other variants, will become the normal worldwide. "