Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Toilet post#26

A post specially dedicated to my mom.

A personal note first:-
Sorry Mom. I'll never suspect the authencity of your baby talk again. Your grasp of simulated cross borders language is way more acute than I would ever dream to emulate. I am truly humbled.

Ever notice the signages in public toilets? Next time you go overseas, do it. It may just be the subject to break ice at your next AA (Archivers Anonymous? Archievers Anonymous? Ample Anonymous? Amorous Anonymous? Anything else?) Meeting.

On a wall in a water closet within a Jakarta, Indonesia shopping mall:-
Put your hand up if you are unfamiliar with the word highlighted by me in the picture above.

I cannot see any. Good good.

Common babytalk to my family include sounds like:-

mumm-mumm (eat), shi-shi (pee), mmmm-mmmm (defecate), poot-poot (fart), bird-bird (penis).

C'mon. Do be generous and share your special cute fun nouns and verbs with me.


Selba said...

Hahaha.. where did you take this one? I guess every toilet in Jakarta provide it.

Let's see in bahasa:

Ma-em (eat) read: Mah-um
pss-pss (pee) read: pssshhh
e-e (defecate) read: A - a
tut-tut (fart) read: Toot - toot
titit (penis) read: Tee-teet

Tummythoz said...

Selba, difference would be that sign is for all babies. Over here girls have popok, boys bird-bird. And these are never put on public signs. ;D

Could it be that popok over there in Indonesia means diaper?

Selba said...

Yes, in indonesian language (even formal one) popok means diaper :D

as for vagina, kids used the word "memek", hehehe... eh.. how come now I forget the formal one, alamaaakkk.... kekeke

backStreetGluttons said...

dear Mama got say onot , ai ai good man only never forget ( like best best best bsg )

Life for Beginners said...

OMG... bird-bird? titit? LOL

Nic (KHKL) said...

omg, tummythoz, this has got to be one of the funniest posts i've read this week la! popok sounds cute! :D

selba, a formal "memek"? hmmm....

teckiee said...


CUMI & CIKI said...

hahahahahahahaha ... i don't hv kids (yet)! yay!

you see the most hilarious signs i tell ya

Tummythoz said...

Selba, add a 'yong' to the sound memek ie yongmemek, it'll be my home dialect for goat!

backStreetGluttons, u said what?

Life for Beginners, who mean your mother told you it's scientific name?

Nic(KHKL), pity can't insert it into everyday conversations. =P

Can just imagine teckiee doing the shame-shame action - flicking index fingers on facial cheeks.

Cumi&ciki, bet when the time comes, you'll have a dictionary worth of new sounds.

Timothy Low said...

U forgot another all time favourite. Kai kai ...

Tummythoz said...

Spot on, Timonthy Low,

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