20 Mar '17, 9am

[Mothership] S’pore poet and playwright Alfian Sa’at points out that we all *do* know Singlish when we see it https://t.co/Snm522Ht1j

[Mothership] S’pore poet and playwright Alfian Sa’at points out that we all *do* know Singlish when we see it https://t.co/Snm522Ht1j

The debate over Singlish and whether it should be legitimised — used in public signs on Tower Transit buses , for instance — has raged on over the weekend, with more people writing into forums to deplore its use: Screenshot from ST forum letter. Click to go to page As well as others who wrote in to defend it: Screenshot from ST forum letter. Click to go to page Wading into it over the weekend was Singaporean poet and playwright Alfian Sa’at, who shared his take on the matter in a Facebook post on Saturday afternoon. Here are two pretty valid points he raised in an account he shared from his experience running workshops with secondary school students: 1. While people who say it’s fine to legitimise Singlish are often deemed elitist, it’s actually elitist to think that isn’t a good idea. Alfian pointed out that last year, PM Lee Hsien Loong’s press secretary Chang Li Lin wro...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/03/spore-poet-and-playwright-al...

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