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    Question what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    Dear Teacher,
    I also read this title :
    Singapore - Whisky Galore
    Then, what means 'Whisky Galore' here? Are there many Whisky in Singapore ?
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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    Is this relating to the 2007 Whisky Galore Festival in Singapore?

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    No. This title was written by author in 1993. He, here,was talking his experience from Hong Kong to Singapore via Saigon when he was in RAF in 1946.

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    It's the name of a famous film.

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    I am not a teacher and I know it's a long shot, but I've found this:

    Whisky galore: a TV channel just for Scotch
    (...)
    The channel has camera crews lined up in Norway, France, Holland, Australia, Singapore and India waiting to film content. The site has had 5,000 users within the first two weeks.
    http://business.scotsman.com/whisky/...nel.2809336.jp

    Anyway, the context could help.

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    I also read this title :
    Singapore - Whisky Galore
    Then, what means 'Whisky Galore' here? Are there many Whisky in Singapore ?
    Thanks.
    Gong
    "Galore" means "a lot of" so "Whisky Galore" besides being the name of a famous film, as Tdol says, means "a lot of whisky". "Galore" comes from the Irish gaelic "Go leor" meaning "an abundance of".

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    Dear Teacher Bhaisahab,
    Do you mean Singapore is known as "Whisky Galore"?

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher Bhaisahab,
    Do you mean Singapore is known as "Whisky Galore"?
    No, not as far as I know. I was explaining the meaning of "whisky galore" as a phrase and the etymology of "galore."

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's the name of a famous film.
    And before that a book (by Compton McKenzie) about islanders breaking customs & excise regulations (they took the whisky cargo off a wrecked ship and found lots of inventive ways of keeping the loot hidden from the - inevitably stupid, credulous, gullible - government inspectors).

    I imagine the 1993 book (Whisky Galore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) told of a string of similar 'peccadilloes'.

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    Re: what is 'Whisky Galore'?

    In view of your reply that it is the title of something [book/chapter/article] about being in Singapore during the 1940s, it means that the author had a good time in Singapore - with lots of whisky to drink -whisky galore.

    Don't forget the war had just ended and people were relaxing after 6 years of strain and shortages.

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