THE DOUBLE LIFE OF ALFRED BLOGGS

ANEKDOT BAHASA

These days, people who do manual work often receive far more money than clerks who work in offices. People who work in offices are frequently referred to as  ‘white collar workers’ for the simple reason that they usually wear a collar and tie to go to work. Such is human nature, that a great man [...]

DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING?

ANEKDOT BAHASA

Dentists always ask questions when it is impossible for you to answer. My dentist had just pulled out one of my teeth and had told me to rest for a while. I tried to say something, but my mouth was full of cotton-wool. He knew  I collected birds’ eggs and asked me whether my collection [...]

DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?

ANEKDOT BAHASA

I had an amusing experience last year. After I had left a small village in the south of France, I drove on to the next town. On the way, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a lift. As soon as he had got into the car, I said [...]

A PRIVATE CONVERSATION

ANEKDOT BAHASA

Last week I went to the theatre. I had a very good seat. The play was very interesting. I did not enjoy it. A young man and a young woman were sitting behind me. They were talking loudly.  I got very angry. I could not hear the actors. I turned round. I looked at the [...]

YOU CANNOT EAT YOUR OWN FOOD

ANEKDOT BAHASA

With his friend, a man was having lunch in an expensive restaurant. As usual, each just ordered a glass of tea and prepared their own meal out of the bag. Seeing this, the servant said politely: “Excuse me Sir, but you cannot eat your own food here.” For a while the two men looked at [...]

ORANG MARAH DIKIRA BERDOA

ANEKDOT BAHASA

Karena dianggap sebagai tenaga kerja ilegal, sejumlah TKI ‘digaruk’ polisi Saudi Arabia dan dikumpulkan di halaman kantor polisi setempat. Komandan  polisi mulai memberi pengarahan. Semula nada bicaranya datar, dan para TKI pun tertunduk khusyuk mendengarkan. Sadar ceramahnya dikira doa, sang komandan berbicara semakin keras dengan suara yang bergetar. Rupanya para TKI semakin khusyuk..kali ini bahkan [...]

SALAH KAPRAH KATA

ANEKDOT BAHASA

Tidak ada manusia yang sempurna, termasuk dalam hal berbahasa. Berikut ini daftar kata yang, disadari atau tidak, sering salah dipakai orang dalam kehidupan sehari-hari: 1. Selebriti “Selebriti” diserap dari bahasa Inggris “celebrity”, yang berarti orang terkenal, tersohor dan sering dirayakan. Sesuai pedoman penyerapan kata asing, kata-kata yang berujung –ty ditulis/disesuaikan menjadi berakhiran –tas. Contohnya university [...]

TIDAK GRATIS

ANEKDOT BAHASA

Rabejo dan Rasetiti  berkenalan dan seketika berpacaran.   Keduanya pun bersepakat menghabiskan malam minggu di Kaliurang. Setelah asyik-masyuk, tanpa diduga Rasetiti berkata: “Maaf ya Mas, sebenarnya saya itu PSK. Jadi layanan saya tadi tidak gratis ya Mas. Rp. 300 ribu saja. ” Sejenak Rabejo kaget, tapi terus berkata dengan mantap: “Ga papa Dik. Maaf juga [...]

PEGANGAN HIDUP

ANEKDOT BAHASA

Dalam sebuah sesi terapi spiritual, sepasang suami istri lanjut usia mengikuti perintah ustad.   Sang ustad memerintahkan mereka menempelkan tangannya pada bagian yang sakit sambil memanjatkan doa secara khusyuk. Sang istri, yang telah lama mengalami ganguan jantung, menempelkan tangannya di dada. Sesaat sebelum memejamkan matanya untuk berdoa, dia melirik yang dilakukannya si suami, yang menempelkan [...]

TELAT BULAN

ANEKDOT BAHASA

TELAT BULAN Rasido yang duduk di bangku kelas III SD dan teman-temannya mendapat tugas menggambar dan  menceritakannya di depan kelas. Rasido menggambar bulan.   Pak Guru bertanya, “Mengapa engkau menggambar bulan Rasido? Sepertinya kamu terkesan dengan bulan ya?” “Entahlah Pak Guru. Hanya saja, sejak kakak saya bilang telat bulan, Bapak saya jantungan dan ibu stress. [...]