Saturday, 7 September 2013

agitated spider

Saw the most surprising watch that uses the Singlish term "kan cheong spider" very well! It was unexpected, and definitely put a smile on my face. What better use than to put it on a watch face!


And to those not familiar with the colloquial Singaporean English, Singlish, term, here's the meaning (thanks to the Singlish dictionary)
kan cheong /kahn cheong, kɑn tʃiːɒŋ/ a. [Cant. 紧 kan urgent, in haste, pressing, important + 张 cheung to bend a bow; to extend, to stretch; to open; Mand. jĭnzhāng nervous, keyed up; tense, intense, strained: jĭn urgent, pressing, tense + zhāng open, spread, stretch; magnify, exaggerate
Also kancheong. 1 Nervous, keyed up. 2 Tense, intense, strained. 
Comb.: kan cheong spider n. & a. [Eng.] A n. A person with a nervous disposition, one who is easily flustered. B a. Kan cheong.

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3 comments:

  1. I saw this at the National Museum today!

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    1. That's great! If I remembered correctly, National Museum has quite a number of items that embraces Singlish!

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    2. Oh, I went to Myanmar recently. Saw that it's one of your wish list so you might want to check it out :)

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