15 Sep '11, 5am

Nope, we should speak Singapore English [ST] Video: Should Singaporeans speak American English?

How do you spell 'colour' in American English? Is it 'tomato' or 'to-mae-toe'? Speaking and writing in American English may not come naturally for many of us but in generations to come, this may be where we end up, according to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. At a recent event, Mr Lee said that with the increasing dominance of American media, it may be inevitable for students here to learn and speak American English, but can Singaporeans cope with the switch? How much do Singaporeans know about American versus British English and what impact will it have on Singapore?

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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