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WORDS FOR BUAYA

Monday, November 22, 2004

I promised Buaya69 to get him some mengorat words after Ramadhan. I promised in haste.

In the first place, I didn't have the chance to mengorat anyone while in Terengganu (not in the Terengganu dialect anyway) and it is too late to start now. I would be branded an "unconscious old man" (orang Tua Tak Sedar Diri).
More importantly, I don't think there are useful Terengganu words to set hearts aflutter. I am ready to stand corrected of course. I am even ready to sit corrected if the situation demanded it.

Anyway, in order not to disappoint Buaya69 who is disappointed enough in the aftermath of the Porsche episode, I shall furnish him with a few choice words to experiment next time he is in Awana Kijal. These are not mengorat words per se but learn them anyway as long as your intentions are honourable.

To get positive attention, it helps if you are jangok. Jangok (smart and stylish dressed) rhymes with bongok (buffoon). Remember that so you don't wear anything stupid like striped seluor katok to pass off as Billabong beach shorts. Jangok is not just for what you wear and how you wear it. It covers your makeup and hair too. Trim the nostril hairs and bojjeng your crowning glory. Bojjeng is to apply Minyak Zam Zam, Yardley Brilliantine or whatever you use for your hair nowadays (Bull Moose?) and comb (or style) it well. If you prefer to be fashionable bald, you can't bojjeng but make sure your skull is perfectly spherical and not butut (uneven). Recent kapok kecik scars and dents must be smoothed over as best as possible. The same goes for teeth marks. Teeth (your own) must be brushed and flossed. Gold teeth must be autosoled. No teeth? No hope.

Now we have your appearance out of the way, we will now tackle the communicating part.

Terengganu people in my time were suspected to be dyed-in-the wool busybodies or incorrigible kaypo. At one time, when sitting on one's tangga and spying another villager passing by, the automatic response from the tangga-sitter, depending on the direction the passerby is heading would be:

"Nok gi kuane tu?" (Where are you going?) or
"Mari duane tu?" (Where did you come from?)
Sometimes the passerby moved faster than usual though not fast enough to avoid this response from the tangga-sitter:
"Nok kuane loghat sangat tuuuu?" (Where are you off to in such a hurry?)
The response could be something like:
"Nok gi patta semetor. Nok cari sutong sikit" (I am going to the beach for a bit. Going to look for some squids)
"Mari patta. Nok cari sutong, Tadok sekor habok" (I went to the beach looking for squids. Couldn't find any.)
"Nok ujang doh ning. Jok ong. Kain dok akat lagi" (It is going to rain. The sky looks dark. The laundry is not taken in yet.)

The ice was thus broken, communications established and intercourse initiated. Intercourse here is of course not the sexual kind. Remember, intentions must be honourable.

(Not sure if this is to be continued)

| 12:19 AM :: ::
18 CommentsOldStyle:
  • jangang jjangok sangak sapa oghang panggae 'set nova' doh ah.

    ['nova' comes from the word 'casanova', usually labelled to those yg berjangok sakang].

    By Blogger Atok, at 1:49 AM  
  • Cik Awang dengor ssining
    Kalu mung nak bbining
    Peranga mung kena jjuruh
    Baru lah mudoh luluh

    Tertib terninglah sikik
    Kalu gi rumoh mokcik
    Nati dia buak lolok
    Kate anok dia tu takdok

    Pade hal ada ccokoh
    Dok ssaje ddalang rumoh
    Tunggu mung dari takdi
    Dak jugok mari-mari

    Kalu nak bbining jugok
    Sapa dah dak leh ok
    Gi mitok mmolek dulu
    Minyok cenua dari Pok Ku.

    (Sebak dia orang lame
    Dia tahu nak wak guane)

    By Blogger beta-blogger, at 6:34 AM  
  • hahahaha! awesome abih rreng!

    pak ku [& beta-blogger],

    i had to look up two tantalizing terms to get full impact -- pak ku's "jok ong" and beta-blogger's "dah leh ok". nasib baik my trusty glosari dialek trg DEELIVERS!

    1) "jo'ong" [jo-OHNG] = redup

    i suppose it's overcast in matspeak.

    2) "ok" [OKK] = menahan, tunggu, tangguh

    so 'dak leh ok' = tak boleh tahan; tak sabar nak tunggu dah

    can't wait to use them, even now i'm going "dah leh ok!, dah leh ok!"

    oh ya, to menyebuk some with beta-blogger's advice to buaya69, mek yam nok tamboh sikit:

    minyok cenua paka mmolek
    jangang tergi saloh colek
    baik nok colek anok dare
    tercolek kakok dia hok jande.

    hope everyone had good raya nang! :D

    mekyam

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:35 AM  
  • Pok Ku,

    Orang depan ingat saya tak betul sebab gelak sorang-sorang. Teringat dulu-dulu sekolah rendah abah bagi pakai tancho. Satu kelas berbau.

    By Blogger Aku Tak Reti, at 10:02 AM  
  • My brother was once the tangga-sitter, mengorat a girl (our neighbour) who passes by everyday fr work. My bro will pretend reading the newspaper. He will call names and she will malu2 and one day, the piles of files in her hand dropped to the ground! I think my brother went to the rescue. She is now my sis-in-law & happily married with four kids. :)

    By Blogger Jane Johan, at 10:27 AM  
  • pok ku.. ni betul2 kelakar la.. saya senyum sorang2 depan pc.. cayalah
    -hhas

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:45 AM  
  • Uncle, you never failed to amuse me. I remember when I was in secondary school, there was a girl nicknamed as 'mek jangok'. LOL
    ~atiza~

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:17 PM  
  • Hillarious stuff!

    Dulu tok kabor kalu nok lawo sokmo, pakai tabluk* mmuka. Baru napok jangok sokmo. Pah tu zamang skoloh, kalau nok bojjeng (haircut) baru, gie Kedai Gunting Azmi. However, according to the boys, no matter what hairstyle you show the barber, everyone ends up looking the same!

    By Blogger lion3ss, at 2:13 PM  
  • Tapik Pok Ku kalo ada Kapok kecik scar tu bukan nampak macho ke? Scarface gitu.

    By Blogger Lollies, at 3:48 PM  
  • Ehehehe..
    "unconscious Old Man" - I like this one!!

    LOLs..!!

    By Blogger Yam, at 4:06 PM  
  • on the way to KT few months back (my 1st time in T'ganu)... saw some ladies 'berkemban' kat depan rumah sambil duduk2 & saw few even baring2 kat muka pintu
    waaa... lady tangga-sitter so daring one eh??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:02 PM  
  • wah Pok Ku! thank you thank you. i will test theory kat Awana Kijal's front desk. ;)

    and mek yam, hehehe, i will becareful ;)

    By Blogger Buaya69, at 5:14 PM  
  • Totally agree with you that there's no specific words for one to try to court Terengganu girls. But during my heydays (early 80's), I loved it so much to go and hang out at KT's public library. You can quite catch some nice orang puang dahi licing (nice looking babes) over there back then. Modus operandi was so simple, if you see someone that you like, just try to glewak and epek (get to an extreme close proximity), check out the book she's reading, and try to act smart to comment on the book. Then it's a done deal. Not quite sure if the tactic still works in this era or not...hehe.

    The easiest is for you to go and try to get a porong (not-so-well mannered-girls @ bohsia). For a glass of teh beng and a plate of nasik goreng restoran nil, you can basically tapau them home already if you have the guts. Tested and proven.

    But, hell, what do i know, that was years ago....

    "Jalil jalang-jalang jupe jenak, jenak jeling jalil, jalil jamoh j**o jenak, jenak jerit jangang jalil jangang, jalil jamoh jugok, jenak jinjing...."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:36 PM  
  • Pok Ku gok...ngarok skali. Berdo'oh sungguh gigi mah bubuh autosole. Bahang tanah kek gi telang autosole residue...hehe!!!

    By Blogger Kok Bi, at 7:54 PM  
  • Overheard a conversation between friends, sorang kelate, sorang johor. Ma:'Mung ni jangok sokmo la Sarah'. Sarah:"Jangok tu apa Ma?". Ma:'Ada la cacat-cacat skek'. Sarah:"Huwaaa....".

    PokKu jangok lagi ke lle ning?
    -PasirPanjang-

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:15 AM  
  • Pak Ku,
    Kalu janggok dengan bojeng tak ada,
    Jange Janggok gi buje;-)

    By Blogger Berisman, at 12:01 AM  
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