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Of pigs and babies

Of pigs and babiesA friend of mine forwarded this picture (click for a larger version) from Malaysia to me with the following:

[This] was taken somewhere in M'sia. For as long as I remember, there have been increasing number of English words being "Malay-fied", like sains, teknologi, industri, persona... etc. You get the drift. So, at first glance, "babi" may just be "baby". Yes?

Well, babi is the Malay word for pig. Can you imagine Muslim babies drinking pig's milk?
I thought I'd share this perfect example of the need for careful translation. Have a good weekend!


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