Hong Kong English is its own unique dialect. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Add oil! The evolution of Hong Kong English, and where our unique words come from

As colonial-era words fade (think 'shroff'), new language reflecting our city in the 21st century is being created. Dan Bland looks at the genesis of terms from classics such as 'nullah' to the more recent 'add oil'.

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Hong Kong English is its own unique dialect. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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