Kota Kubu Bahru (a small town on the way to Fraser’s hill) is often referred to as KKB by most locals and we were discussing a trekking trip to a waterfall near KKB when I noticed my friend’s 6 year son laughed each time, we mentioned KKB. By the 4th time, he laughed and exclaimed “Ai yah – KKB again?!”
Puzzled, I then asked him what he does understand by KKB? He innocently replied “Koo Koo Bird loh?” (which is a word used by many Malaysian parents to describe a male’s anatomy to a child.)
Well, abbreviations could be dangerous and I spent a good 5 minutes to set the record straight for this 6 year old.