Notice how we, Malaysians, have the tendency to give an acronym to any group of words that form an organization / thingy-ma-bobs . The recent hoo.haa. about PPSMI? The acronym that actually stands for Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris. (Did you know that?) KLCC is Kuala Lumpur City Centre. SKMM is Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia, and so on and so forth. I guess, people are just too damn lazy to say the loooong names out loud and most prefer to keep it short and sweet. Thing is, if the acronym had been used for sooo long, the real meaning pun nobody remembers, kan? :)~~
I am also fascinated by how these groups of words are put together to make a short-form of the meaning, if you will. We haven't had quite that many in recent years. I have always had the idea that these special words were "invented" during the P.Ramlee years. Weird, eh? But, that's how I've always imagined it. For example, we have:
KuGiRan = Kumpulan Gitar Rancak
PaWaGam = Panggung Wayang Gambar
Sounds so P.Ramlee-ish, right?
I guess, our neighbours across the Selat Melaka also share the same passion. In fact, I think they have taken it up , one notch higher!
MoNas = Monumen Nasional
Almost everything telah dipendekkan. I am sure, you would have a list of your own. :)
From KucingOrenGemuk's comments - I think this is what it means:
PisGor = Pisang Goreng
WarTel = Warung Telefon
BaLiTa = Bawah Lima Tahun
MuntaBer = Muntah Berak *KOG, gross lah..*
The next batch of examples would be those that you'd find in you year-end autograph book. You know those ones everybody would sign , especially so if that is your final year in the school. Among my favourites were:
And I kept the best for last:
hahahahaha.... Kalau tak baca, tak boleh pergi universiti, ya adik-adik... ;)
p/s: Wanted to keep this posting light, seeing that it's Friday! Yeay!!!! Saya dah penat, almost time to rest before I start my report marathon in the weekends pulak.
-dillz blogging out-