09 Nov '11, 12am

Broken English or hidden meaning?: At the check in counter at the airport, I asked whether I could move up to th...

At the check in counter at the airport, I asked whether I could move up to the earlier flight. She attendant said, "That flight is very full. It is better for you not to change flight." Either a flight is full or it is not. It can't be " very full". And what did she mean by it was "better" for me not to change flight? It sounded like there were seat but just not for me. I know that it was possible for the flight to be full because I took that flight on another occasion and it was full, so I didn't pursue the matter. I would arrive in time for my meeting. My point here isn't to criticize anybody's English. The English we use in Singapore can be confusing not only for foreigners but for Singaporeans as well!

Full article: http://yu-kym.blogspot.com/2011/11/broken-english-or-hidd...

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