15 Jun

While I’ve been through Concise Oxford Dictionary, I found this:

rambutan /ram”b(j)u;t(@)n/
· n.
1 a red, plum-sized tropical fruit with soft spines and a slightly acidic taste.
2 the Malaysian tree that bears this fruit. [Nephelium lappaceum.]
– ORIGIN C18: from Malay rambGtan, from rambut ‘hair’, with allusion to the fruit’s spines.


I was once heard this joke, and keep telling others too.

“What is durian in English?”   Durian!

“What is rambutan in English?”   Rambutan!

“What is pisang in English?”   Pisang!!

Oh, excuse me. Pisang in English is BANANA!!

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Posted by on 15/06/2012 in Categorized


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