So they really named a new JC, Eunoia Junior College. It comes from the Ancient Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “beautiful thinking”.
It is also a rarely used medical term referring to a state of normal mental health. I suppose you could say it's a school of the mentally sound.
According to the MOE, it's pronounced "yoo-noh-iea".
I think it was thought up by TriedTooHardia.
At least they didn’t try to rojak Singapore history with Greek etymology and name the school Sang Nila Eunoia Junior College.
Maybe the fifth uni will be called Eunoiaversity of Singapore. Opening next door, Paranoia Primary School and Pneumonia Secondary.
Taxi drivers will probably keep sending EJC teachers and students to Eunos by mistake.
Pop Quiz: What is the favorite football team of Eunoia JC? Juventus.
I am sure new condo projects will sprout around EJC. They will given names like Le Eunoia, Eunoiaville and Eunoiasia. If someone managed to get away with selling a condo near RI called Rafflesia even though it’s the name of a huge smelly flower, then you can get away with any condo name.
A new town centre will probably open nearby. It will be called Eunoiapolis and Eunoiahub.
They should have taken a leaf from the old Compass Point that was renamed to the super hip "1 Sengkang Mall". Can call it 1 Eunoia JC. Everything is cooler with a "1" in front. Better yet, do a "one north" and call it "one eunoia". Atas siol.
According to news reports, the first batch of Eunoia JC students will come from Catholic High School, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School and Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS). Wah, the Catholic High boys must be very happy.
Kimgeks from SCGS will be happy in this JC. Because you nonya mah.
One day, I hope to see more local-sounding school names. Instead of Greek, why not Malay, Hokkien or Singlish names? Why not Bagus JC (because every school is a bagus school), Simisai JC (because they simisai also good) or One Kind of JC (because they one kind of smart sia).
Or pander to the Singaporean colonial hangup and name it The Royal Junior College of St Cambridge of Oxford by Kent.
Wah lau eh, you know I'm just joking around.
Hey, that's a cool name: Wah Lau Eh JC. When people see their solid results, people will say, "Wah lau eh, your JC very tokong, man!"
This will be the school cheer for WLEJC
"Everywhere we go-oh!
People want to know-oh!
Who we are-ah!
Where we come from!
So we tell them!
We are from Wah Lau Eh!
Mighty mighty Wah Lau Eh!
Wah Lau Eeeeeeeeh… oooooosh!"