A Nation of Alphabets. That came to mind when I read our newspapers online recently. I am afraid we are fast running out of alphabets. How many alphabets do we have compared to the number of datuks/dato’s? And the number keeps increasing every Sultan’s birthday. Oh help! Soon we will have to resort to the use of Arabic letters. Datok Ba, Ta, Tha etcetrea, etcetera.
I thought we only have Alphabet Soup.
First we have Dr M...there’s a good ring to it. And it was a natural progression that he is now Tun M. Then came Datuk K and you get visions of bushy moustache, millions in the bank and our CT. Though not necessarily in that order.
And now there’s a Datuk R!!! More millions and more maskawin! More oh dear.
Datuk X are those who cannot be identified in court.
Those were the days when initials were used by our singers or artistes of yore. P Ramlee, L Ramlee, R Ramlee. AR Tompel, S Ahmad and many more. Now our singers prefer to use their own name or nickname - Mawi is good, so is farah, Dayang, Ziana Zain.
In blogosphere we have our own, starting with President BTB, OSH, CK, CL, MA , Kak N, AG, KD, AM, Lady K, MM, QOTH and yes, many more.
Oh, if I am not wrong, Datok Samad Said's son, the talented and wonderful Az is actually a very clever attempt by the writer and his wife to name their son using just first and the last letter of the alphabet.
Here’s KT signing off on a lazy Sunday, in an attempt to update her blog. Btw, sometimes, I am also known as Kak Z.
Ps Someone just told me of Datuk Q!!
Lots of Datuks in a queue!!!!