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Guffawing at ourselves

Veteran local comedians poke fun at Singapore and Singaporeans in Dream Academy's Happy Ever Laughter. Four of them share their favourite local idiosyncracies with RACHEL LOI

Published Thu, Apr 10, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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Adrian Pang

"In Singapore, whenever you say something and the person disagrees with you, they'll always go "NOOOOO LAH!" Instead of a "no" or even just a "no lah"; the "no" is always delivered with vehemence and vigour, and the "lah" for added emphasis.

We tested this theory on our crew - we went up to the lighting guy, and camera guy, while they were working, and said: "Hey, I heard you have a twin!" And they'd say "NOOOOO LAH!" Then we'd go to the next person and say: "Hey, I heard you're getting married next month!", and they'd go "NOOOOO LAH!"

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