Why is it that anytime we learn a foreign language, the â€œdirtyâ€ words are the first to be learned and never forgotten? Is it because we are all perverts? Cause we are fascinated by the sound of swearing in a foreign language? I think that guy had it right in the movie â€œMatrix Reloadedâ€ in the scene where he swore all in French â€“ sometimes it just sounds better.
I know that I simply enjoy being able to shock the Indonesians when I can tell them theyâ€™re an ass for cutting me off while Iâ€™m driving.
Take the word â€œbreastâ€ for example. Itâ€™s a simple word, but not that poetic in English.
Now listen to the word, â€œbuah dadaâ€ â€“ in Bahasa Indonesia it means, â€œfruit of the chestâ€ â€“ much more descriptive, fitting, and honestly more pleasing, invoking images of . . . apples? cantelope? watermelons? â€“ nevermind. Thatâ€™s another discussion for another time!
At any rate, I still find it funny that I can say the word for â€œclitorisâ€ (itil) but I have no idea how to say something like, â€œyou have a great personalityâ€.
I guess I’m the ass!