12 Apr '11, 3am

How to solve the #TinPeiLing issue, written by friend of @miyagi #sgelections

The PAP was for many years joc­u­larly referred to as Pian Ah Pek or Pay and Pay. I remem­ber one after­noon, many years ago, talk­ing to the elderly Toh Chin Chye. He was by then long estranged from the party and still very anti-PAP. I shared with him these alter­na­tive inter­pre­ta­tion of his erst­while party’s acronym and was aston­ished that he hadn’t heard these rather clever jokes before. I was even more aston­ished when he burst out with such mirth that he wept; for a few min­utes he was so seized by parox­ysms of laugh­ter, he almost choked. This sweet moment for him had to be pro­longed and savoured. And so, in between more hearty guf­faws and dab­bing the tears rolling down his still-full cheeks, he asked me to repeat the joke, along with the other pokes about what WP , SJP and SDP also stood for. To refresh your mem­ory: Why Pay? (Work­ers Party), Some Jok­ers...

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2011/04/how-to-solve-the-tin-peiling-iss...

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  1. 12 Apr '11, 5pm

    Haters gonna hate ;)

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