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Re: Father/Motherland

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, May 26, 2000, 5:14
> BBC (British Born Chinaman) & ex-juvie dee (ex-juvenile delinquent), > zHANg
FWIW, for "juvenile delinquent (male/female)" my Indonesian dictionary (vintage l960s) gives _crossboy, crossgirl_. Can't say I ever heard or read either one, however. They've given an amusing twist to "playboy"-- it means "homosexual(ity)"-- one temple in Bali had paintings depicting the Afterlife, when I asked why one fellow was undergoing a particularly nasty torture, the guide explained, "suka main playboy" -- likes to play/practice _playboy_. Ironic, given the relaxed attitude of the Balinese in such matters.