Monday, January 5, 2009

Words of absurdity

How on earth can everything be put into short forms?! Argh, these nuisance people are too over 'creative' to create such words to make annoyance out of other people!

I may not have travelled all around the world, but so far from all the countries I've been to, Indonesia has the most words in their language. I don't know if they have a special council managed by the government to guard their language (like DBP – Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka in Msia), but everyone seems to know the meaning of each word.

For instance, Malas means lazy, Muales means too lazy, Muaaales les les means extremely lazy!

These are some examples I found in my IKM (Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat = Public Health) notes :

Puskesmas : Pusat Kesehatan Masyarakat

Pustu : Pembantu Pukesmas (refer above)

Polindes : Which I still find the meaning…

Posyandu : Pos Pelayanan Terpadu (once someone translated it as 'postman yang rindu' LOL!)

P2M : Pemberantasan Penyakit Menular

Naker : Tenaga Kerja

SDM : Sumber Daya Manusia

SKN : Sistem Kesehatan Nasional

Alkes : Alat Kesehatan

RM : Rekam Medis (Medical Record)

Kader : Still on search for the meaning…

Kaber : Kamar Bersalin

Depdiknas : departemen pendidikan nasional

Yankes : Pelayanan Kesehatan

RI (er-E) : Republik Indonesia

Gakin : Keluarga Miskin

Balita : Bayi lima tahun

TKW (tay-car-way) : Tenaga Kerja Wanita (your maids)

TKI (Tay-car-E) : Tenaga kerja Indonesia (the contructor workers who built your house)

KLB (Kay-Ell-Bay) : Kejadian Luar biasa (phenomenon)

TKP (Tay-car-pay) : Tempat Kejadian Perkara (crime scene)


And these are some of the terms / words to live by on your daily life :

BT (bay-tey) : Bad Tempered

GR (gay-er) : Gede Rasa (perasan)

Dugem : Dunia gemerlapan (night life @ clubbing – yea I know, like.. OMG!)

ABG (are-bay-gay) : Anak baru gede (teenagers

Waria : Wanita Pria (pondan)

Curhat : Curahan hati (mengadu)

FLU : Feeling Lonely uhhh

Orgil : orang gila

Nasgor : Nasi Goreng

PDKT (pay-day-car-tey) : pendekatan (as if getting close to get to know someone)

TTM : teman tapi mesra

HTS (Har-Tay-Ass) : Hubungan Tanpa Status

Batagor : Bakso Tahu Goreng

Jadul : Jaman dulu (old fashioned)

Gaptek : Gagap teknologi

Lemot : Lemah otak (this is funny!!)

Telmi (tell me?) : Telat mikir (slow thinker)

Jablay : Jarang dibelai (for janda, jomblo/single, etc)

Jaim : Jaga imej

Kuper : kurang pergaulan (loner)

Lem biru : Lempar beli baru (e.g: Hape mu rusak? Lem biru aja!)

These are only about less than 10% of their words-of-absurdity.

Thank god I survived! Still surviving… surviving… surviving!!! breath in, breath out! GO BIL!!!

Oh, and btw, girls, if you're on a BT due to PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), please don't say that you're on PMS, cause it means Penyakit Menular Seksual here… STD u know~

Okay now, back to study! Final exams start tomorrow. Good luck to myself!

Alamak, dah ngantuk!

2 comments:

SURAYA said...

hahahaa..*rofl*
wanna add one word i found:
JAS MERAH-jangan sesekali melupakan sejarah. (gile ape..haha)

pelik! pelik!
mmg diorg pelik!
how can they remember all those short forms??
konon lagi senang ingat kot. menyusahkan pun ade...
hmm.over creative.100% agree.

btw, gud luck. ganbatte!

Bil said...

i pun nak buat short form la..

"i thnk mmg 'orin' 'taker', pasal tu dorg 'sukbukepel2' smp kite ni yg jd 'sakkep'"

ha.. faham2kan la seniri~

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