Daily Prompt: Non-Regional Diction – Durians, lah

Daily Prompt: Non-Regional Diction

by michelle w. on November 14, 2013

Write about whatever you’d like, but write using regional slang, your dialect, or in your accent.  Photographers, artists, poets: show us LOCAL.

via Daily Prompt: Non-Regional Diction.

Immediately what comes to my mind with this Daily Prompt is none other than …….

DURIANS, LAH.

DURIAN is the king of fruits.  It is a big thorny fruit with edible flesh inside a thorn-covered husk.  Once opened, the flesh has strong odour yet rich creamy taste getting tastier with every bite.  If one is brave enough to try it, most likely you will get to love it, LAH.

LAH is nothing but a Malaysian and Singaporean slang at the end of a sentence as a sort of reiteration of yes, LAH.

Fried durian flowers with dried shrimps, anchovies or sambal belacan are great favourites amongst the local Sarawakians

Fried durian flowers with dried shrimps, anchovies or sambal belacan are great favourites amongst the local Sarawakians

King of fruits

Durian – King of fruits

Pinch your nose, hold your breath and have a bite, lah

Pinch your nose, hold your breath and have a bite, slowly tasting it.  Try it, lah

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  7. The outside of that fruit looks like a fruit we have in Jamaica called a soursop, but the inside is totally different. 🙂 We also end sentences with various words, like “seen?” or “nuh?” depending on where you’re from.

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