Brilliant Tweet About Singlish Discovers 4 Words That Make Sense When Read In Any Order
Twitter user @unicxrnblxxd made an astounding discovery when she uncovered a collection of words that made perfect sense when read in Singlish — no matter which word you started from.
The phrase seems to make sense when read in any direction.
Uploading a picture of the base words in a tweet on Saturday (25 May), she proved that Singlish is efficient and expressive in equal measure.
8 different Singlish meanings to 4 simple words
We’ve added punctuation to explain the science behind the Singlish.
When read clockwise, this is how the phrase goes:
- F*ck, what you heard?
- What heard you? F*ck.
- Heard you f*ck what?
- You f*ck. What heard?
Singlish rules are upheld when it’s read in the reverse direction as well:
- F*ck, you heard what.
- You heard what f*ck?
- Heard what? F*ck you.
- What f*ck you heard?
Completely efficient language
Vulgarities aside, for 8 different phrases to be permutated out of just 4 words, Singlish does seem like an efficient language indeed.
Netizens absolutely loved the ‘palindrome’ of sorts on Twitter.
Some took a while to understand it, but others couldn’t “unsee this”.
Malaysians also chimed in, saying that the structure works in Manglish as well.
You go where today?
The results are pretty easy to replicate on other Singlish phrases as well.
“WHERE YOU GO TODAY”
These are the phrases when read clockwise.
- Where you? Today go.
- You today go where?
- Today go. Where you?
- Go where you today?
A counter-clockwise reading will give you these phrases.
- You where? Go today?
- Where go today, you?
- Go today. You where?
- Today you where? Go?
You go where today?
Today, you go where?
Today, where you go?
The beauty of Singlish
Singlish is a truly beautiful language in its own way, and we’re glad that Singaporeans are starting to recognise the use of it.
Now that this brilliant Twitter user’s hypothesis has been proven, feel free to share other ‘4 word collections’ that help prove this Singlish syntax rule applies.