Singapore’s long affinity with using “D’” to name any and every thing can be assumed to be a lazy linguistic device that is used to elevate the associated noun with a French “je ne sais quoi”. And when it comes to appropriating Europeanness as a means to approximate class, no one is more guilty than desperate private condo developers! But actually… listen here, kids: D’ is a contraction of the preposition de, meaning “of; from”. Which is awkward because it means none of it makes any sense, but who gives a shit, right, as long as you are fooled and feel high SES?!? So here we go with a survey of the best of a silly lot!
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