Don't delay, you too can swear like a local today

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 October, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 October, 2005, 12:00am

It's curious that people say 'swear like a sailor' when, from my own experience, it might be more apt to say 'swear like a hack'. Other professions are not so forgiving about the use of such words in the workplace.

For the more modest who don't usually say these words but may have the urge to utter them every now and then, G.O.D., the trendy furniture chain, has come up with this dastardly T-shirt message.

Try saying 'delay no more' with a heavy Cantonese accent.

I wonder if this phrase has caused serious misunderstandings between bosses and workers. Just imagine a local boss shouting it at an English-speaking underling.

The effect might be dangerous and unintended!