S'pore car owner takes 'umbrage' & plasters it on spoiler

Spoiler alert.

Belmont Lay | May 12, 2021, 11:53 PM

A car owner in Singapore literally took umbrage and stuck it on a spoiler.

This bizarre act of taking the word "umbrage" and putting it on a vehicle for other road users to see was shared on Facebook on May 9.

The car appeared to have been parked at a multi-storey car park.

Spoiler alert indeed

The "umbrage" word, spelt out in capital letters, is seen accompanied by a Singlish definition that read: "dulan when people say you buey kan".

This directly translate to: "Feeling angry when you are accused by others of incompetence."

The actual meaning of "umbrage" is defined simply as offence or annoyance, which translates directly to "dulan", without the "when people say you buey kan".

This additional Singlish definition, therefore, provides a specific context as to when umbrage was supposedly taken during a recent incident, even though it might not have been the case, although some Singaporeans perceived it that way.

Context of this definition

This Singlish definition originated from a meme making the rounds online after the word "umbrage" became a buzzword in Singapore on May 6, 2021.