18 August 2003

The meaning of words

Ko.yaa.nis.qatsi (from the Hopi language), n.
1. Crazy life
2. Life in turmoil
3. Life disintegrating
4. Life out of balance
5. A state of life that calls for another way of living.

This should be a Singaporean word, it's so fitting.

Also, according to my O Level tuition kids, our local English examinors leaked the news to their teachers that "Don't" is officially banned from the oral examination (because the kids pronounce it as donch. My my, just when I thought education reform in Singapore was crazy enough.

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