Saturday, January 20, 2007

This dog is no anjing

This is Dante. Dante is a member of Gustaff and Reina’s household in Bandung. Dante gives me, and others, always a barking welcome upon entering Gustaff and Reina’s house. Anjing is the Indonesian noun for the English dog (or Dutch hond, or German Hund, or French chien). Anjing does not just refer to Dante and other dogs. Anjing is also used as a swearword. Anjing is also a reference to what the English call an asshole. And it is recommended not to use this word as a curse lightly, you might insult Dante (and others).

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