STOMPer ATMuser feels that the use of Singlish is so pervasive here that not just government websites but even the messages flashed on a DBS ATM's screen use it.
Said the STOMPer:
"Singlish in DBS ATM.
"Here's one of those pervasive Singlish usages that appears even in government and company websites.
"I guess there are even school teachers that believe it's standard English to refer to letters (as in alphabetic characters themselves) as 'alphabets'. "Anyway,
I'd suggest DBS rephrase it altogether, something like: 'Please enter the numeric digits of your NRIC number'.
"The photos were taken on 12 July 2012."
STOMP understands that 'alphabet' refers to the set of letters from A to Z, while 'letter' refers to an individual letter in the alphabet.