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Saddam to hang

By now you would’ve heard that Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death. Various countries have expressed their agreement, disagreement, ambivalence and reservations about the decision. More here: Authoritative blogs’ posts on Saddam (Technorati) Wikipedia entry on Saddam Videos on Saddam (Youtube) Technorati Tags: Saddam, Iraq

Speekee Engrish?

Hot in the news today is a finding that the majority of Singaporeans believe they speak Mandarin well. As suggested in the Straits Times, they probably gave themselves a generous self-assessment. Here in Singapore, I haven’t heard anyone speak 100% Mandarin without relying on other tongues to fill up gaps in their vocabulary. Quite often …