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Why do Malaysians call these stores ‘kedai berhantu’?

Patricia Hului

Malaysians are talented in making up trendy phrases and urban slang. Makcik bawang (literally means ‘onion aunties’) for instance, refers to women who like to gossip. Why the onions? The gossiping usually happens while they are in the kitchen chopping onions, hence the name ‘makcik bawang’. Another common lingo among Malaysian netizens is ‘kedai berhantu’ […]

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