You know when someone plays Waltzing Matilda and expects an Aussie to know every single word, and badgers the Aussie into responding to ‘G’day mate’? The self-respecting Aussie would suffer the Cringe. On occasion, an Aussie is the source of the Cringe. Steve Irwin comes to mind. He misinforms millions (mostly the dumb ones) into thinking you can hop on a plane to Australia and wrestle crocodiles once you’ve passed customs.
Here in Sillypore, the self-respecting and self-aware (I think about maybe 247 people) cringe when we read or watch anything on Channel Newsasia, especially local ‘news’ items, and even more especially, important announcements from cabinet ministers like BG (Bald General) George Yeo, whose latest quote from the Compendium of the Bleeding Obvious was “Power Failure No Good For Foreigners’ Impression of Singapore”, or something to that effect.
Thanks to the delightful Peking Duck, we’ve uncovered another local Cringe Inducer, who thinks he’s been parrying with the Peking Duck, but in reality, is making a monkey out of hisself, and making millions think you can hop on a plane to Singapore and swat morons once you’ve passed customs. (Actually, you can do that at customs).