I thought long and hard before typing this entry because it could somehow offend some readers (as if I have so many readers!). But I decided to go ahead anyway because I really am anxious to know your respond to this matter. It's not THAT important or big of an issue. It's just something out of my life that I need some perspective to reflect upon. Maybe.
"Kalau Along marah, Along panggil kau b*b*, kau marah tak?"
"Alah, normal la tu! Semua orang pun guna perkataan tu,"
"Ok. Kalau Along marah, Along panggil kau a*j*ng, kau marah tak?"
"Hoih! Gile Along ni!"
"Yela, ade ke pulak panggil orang macam tu,"
"A*j*ng boleh pegang tak?"
"Kalau dia kering, tangan kita pun kering boleh,"
"Antara a*j*ng dengan b*b*, mane yang kau paling jijik?"
"Then kenapa lak leh panggil kau b*b* tapi takleh panggil a*j*ng?"
At this point my sister scratched her head.
"Entahla. A*j*ng tu macam kasar je bunyi dia,"
"So b*b* tu tak kasar?"
"Hmm. Tak kot,"
That was her answer. And I have my own answer. I believe that the 'b*b*' word is so often used in our community that it has become a norm. 'B*b*' is short and direct, while 'a*j*ng' is a bit long. What I mean to say is this, 'b*b*' is not considered as kasar because most of us use it almost all the times. Now, my question is, why do we have to resort to calling people 'b*b*' or anything at all? We are all humans, Allah's creation. Why do we have to insult each other? Is it not like insulting Allah's creation? Hmm...
I even asked a friend of mine the same question I asked my sister. And I get the exact reaction. I explained to him the reason for the question and he laughed.
"Good observation. You belajar psychology ke?"
"Bukan. Just curious aje,"
"Human nature la kot to degrade other human being so that dia rasa superior,"
"But you bloggers have your own mascot kan?"
"Huh? Ada ka?"
"Adaaaa. Tu, menantu PM kata, bloggers are monyet! Hahahaha!"
"Cis! You pun samala!"
"Aik? Apa pulak I? Relevan ke?"
"Laa... Tok Guru kan panggil you Orang Utan! Hahahaha!"