The Complete Eh, Goondu!

By Sylvia Toh Paik Choo

The Complete Eh, Goondu! combines in one volume two of Singapore’s best-selling humour titles Eh, Goondu! and Lagi Goondu. Eh, Goondu published in 1982 was the first book on Singlish. It compiled in print a collection of local patois which combined English with vernacular dialects and languages to form what is now called Singlish. It was the first to spell words which were previously spoken and never written down.

Eh, Goondu! sparked national debate among Ministers, academics and the public. Eventually, it was accepted that Singlish was part of the Singaporean way of life. Eh, Goondu also inspired and spawned many younger humour writers such as Colin Goh of “Coxford” fame. Locally-produced sitcoms and stand-up comedians also drew on these linguistic puns to reach out to the common man.

Lagi Goondu! was the follow-up title with more patois

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About Author

Sylvia Toh Paik Choo

Sylvia Toh Paik Choo is acknowledged as the Queen of Singlish and the doyenne who inspired generations of humour writers and comedians. An experienced newspaper columnist and humour writer, her work has appeared in most local magazines, tabloids and broadsheets. Today, she still writes and when not gathering materials for her columns in The New Paper, she dreams of her home in the Bahamas

Product Details
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)
ISBN-13 : 9789814677486