Saturday, May 08, 2010

OMG!


My apologies!

I am not in the habit of posting, er, obscenities, those sort of things.

But I am a little bothered by this (see picture).

Aren't you?

Unless, of course, things have changed and a certain P-word is acceptable in normal lingo -- as in you wouldn't mind if I pepper my conversation with this word...

I'm not sure how long Pantai Towers have been changed to Pant.t Towers. I was driving along Lorong Bukit Pantai yesterday (Friday May 7), happened to slow down because the car in front of mine was slowing down, looked to the right and, gasp....saw it. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me -- or the morning sun, or...

Perhaps I am so old-fashioned, so conservative. So far behind time.

Heck...I maybe the only one to be somewhat shocked by the word blazing at the entrance of this apartment building.

This P-word is probably now so acceptable that it has been an accepted name of these residential units.

I remember these apartment units as Pantai Towers, located next to the Pantai Nursing Hostel on Lorong Bukit Pantai (off Jalan Bukit Pantai of THE Pantai Hills in KL).

They were pretty upscale those days. Still are, I imagine, because they are located around PANTAI (no name change yet) Hills and Bangsar.

Pantai Towers have been around for some 30 years, I believe.

Given that it's been renamed to Pant.t Towers, I guess these are no longer residential units. If they are, then the residents (and management) are absolutely fine with the new name.

So, do tell your mailman about this change of name!

Sign of the times...

If people are okay with it....then, I'd best mind my own business.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya it's cool, I think..

Ikut peredaran zaman..

Nama orang pun dah ikut trend macam ni.. contoh AnXXX Aljub .. Mat Sabu yang mulakan trend macam ni.. rakyat ikut saja perbuatan pemimpin PAS.. yelah Parti Islam katakan..

So kalau nama building ataupun Taman, biasa sajelah..

Bingai @ Bangang said...

Your blog is in my selected kategori (Blog Pilihan) of e-Direktori Bloggers Malaysia

Do highlight all these malpractise and keep on updating your blog for the public to be aware of.

Thanks for the info!

Bulibah said...

Dear Nuraina. No, we Sabahan aren't disturbed by that word. It just mean one's buttock. Come to Sabah hospital and you may hear "Patient: Mana mau suntik itu jarum? Nurse : di pantat lah!

Anonymous said...

i don't really care, it's a bahasa word anyway.

Anonymous said...

Malaysia mah! That's why Govt wants to improve English spelling also!

tder said...

Sis Nuraina..
No, it's not OK for me. Never OK.
Apa nak jadi? Alamak! dah terjadi...

-previously known as tder- :-)

Habib RAK said...

Hahahahaa....surely its just a prank. Grafiti la. Thanks for the highlight...had good a laugh. P Towers!!!! Hahhhahahahahaha....

The Phoenix Foundation said...

NAS!
You are a scream even in your oldish age!
Really, have you become a prude!!!!!
But really, this post is hilarious!
SIGN OF THE TIMES???
Yup!
But like I was taught - THE EAST END OF A WEST BOUND CAMEL!!!
Godspeed!
Mr.M

Anak Perelih said...

In French, the Turkey chicken (the oe the Americans had durig thanksgiving) is called Pintade.. which sounds like the P word in your picture....
BTW.. hahahah.. the picture is so funny

Habib RAK said...

Bulibah, your comment is even more funny. You can be a standup comedian la. My whole family had a blast.

Anonymous said...

really oh my god! if sabah people refer this p word as buttock, for sarawakians, it worst than that. it means - having sex.

so..hmmm..sex tower i guess??

dr nordin abu bakar said...

hi all,

In kelantan dialect, "patat"(for "pantat") means bawah as in "patat kuali" (bottom of the pan) or "dok patat" (at the bottom).,.......not obscene.but this one....don't know....how could they miss it?

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

bulibah,

in singapore and indonesia "p....t" means buttocks, or backside.

in peninsular malaysia, at least in most parts of the peninsular, "p....t" means the vagXna.

that's why M nasir, in his "mentera semerah padi" had the word "punggung" (in one of the verses) instead of p....t. and he is from singapore. he knew that would offend malays here.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

habib,

yes. i'm sure it's a prank. someone vandalised the board.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

the phoenix foundation,

it's becoming clear to me that i'm in the comapny of very broadminded people...and with a sense of humour too.

i hope we can laugh when our kids repeat that word like nothing.

let's see...is there a Tamil equivalent of that word. how about a chinese equivalent? an english one?

these words would be acceptable if they are names of apartment buildings?

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

habib,

actually, i did laugh when i saw the word on the board.
i do have a sense of humour.

i laughed more because of the fact that it's there for all and sundry to see... and life goes on. like, how did that happen?

of course, i didn't laugh for long. it was funny no more.

Old Fart said...

Well, if we are to learn from our elders and our leaders, it would seem like this would be perfectly normal. You know referring to the way only our National leaders can when they turn around to show their buttocks in public..and of course their infamous Johnson clap, which only our Malaysians seem to know what it means.....I mean, in church in NZ there is this bloke who does the Johnson clap loud in keeping with the beat of the songs being sung....and there I go thinking he is weird....whereas no one there seems to think so...

Amir Muhammad said...

Yes I noticed this on Thursday night. But it was dark so I didn't take picture.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sis,

Terima kasih!

Thanks for cheering up our day! We need this kind of joke sometimes... the world is no longer the same since Big Mama Eyjafjallajokul released her ASSSSHHHH..

Cheers from Copenhagen.
NinaHus

Anonymous said...

Bulibah,

Kat Sabah, I asked my maid why is she taking so long washing the plates etc?

"Saya cuci pantat kuali, hitam buk"..

Maybe they should reword as "PANTAT KUALI HITAM TOWERS", better eh?

IBU

Anonymous said...

"bishops nose" in the frozen sections next to the fresh chicken parts..

Had they named it P....t ayam, wonder who will buy them?

IBU

Anonymous said...

Instead of putting that in your blog, isn't it pleasant to tell the persons involved to rectify the mistake, if there is? Why are you that fussy and wanted to be glamorous?

Anonymous said...

hehhehe...m loving it!!

Sweet Chilli said...

this is so funny. if you dont mind gonna pinjam this photo ye?! :)

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

anon@8:21PM,

i say...it's a pity that you are anonymous....

"isn't it pleasant to tell the persons involved to rectify the mistake, if there is?" -- have i got that right?

the persons involved in vandalising the signboard or the person involved as in the management?

you try to answer that question.

"Why are you that fussy and wanted to be glamorous?" -- let me not answer this-lah. :-)

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

hmmm..

if it's okay that the word pantat be used on that signboard...i'm sure it's okay that when you fall ill, you get sent to the pantat medical centre...and perhaps, you can tell people you live in pantat hills.

and you don't mind your kids using that word, huh?

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

and, yes yes... it is funny.

and you should laugh when your kids say that word...

Lalat said...

iklan tuala wanita semakin hari semakin menganggu hidup saya sbg seorang lelaki..

Anonymous said...

aiyah, pantat is better than 'dubur'
or 'jubur' lah !!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nuraina,
Happy Mother's Day to you!!!!
My Mama would chili my mouth if I dare use such words....though some of your readers here think it's cool. What is the world coming to when profanities have become the norm? purrr...meow!

jebat said...

Noraini,
Jangan terperanjat,
Datang lah ke Sedili. Disni ramai orang (terutama yg tua tua) bila terparanjat akan mejerit malafazkan "PANTAT.. ENGKAU" "PANTAT RIMAU" da berbagai bagai lagi..
Ini bukan pada orang biasa sahaja malah pada orang kenamaan kampung juga..
ASTAGHFIRULLAH.....

elara93 said...

Why the resident there didn't make any effort to change the last letter T back to I is very disappointing.

Anonymous said...

Classic!!!

Where do you live? Pantat Heights.

There will never be a sad looking person when you tell him or her where you live.

Fish of Pisces @ 5th_E said...

*pengsan*