Friday, 6 March 2009

A new take on Jimat Berjimat

I learnt another meaning of the malay word "Jimat" yesterday.

In its ordinary use it means "to be or being thrifty". It can also connote stinginess if someone says to you, "Kau ni jimat sangat".

However, I learnt yesterday that in under-cover operations and such-like, "Jimat" means to neutralise, to terminate, to exterminate, to wipe off the face of the earth!

Next time someone tells me to "berjimat", I may do a double-take and say "jimat yourself!"

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