Thursday, February 12, 2009


It just dawned on me today how much the word kubeta annoys me. Lately, it seems like my friend keeps bringing up this word whenever we talk and it was when I realized how irritated I was by the word.

For those of you who are not familiar with this word, this is the Tagalog (Filipino) word for toilet.

I really can't explain it but couldn't we all just say loo, bathroom, restroom, comfort room or even "CR" ? We can also say "men's room", "ladies' room" or even "powder room".

Kubeta sounds so ... uh... crass ?

I have this habit of leaving my laptop on and signed in to YM, so one time, I get back to my laptop to check and see if I have any emails waiting for me and what do I see ?

"Nakakatae ka ba sa public na kubeta ?"

Huh? I swear, I checked twice... three times even to make sure if I was reading the question right.

Okay, compared to TAE*, I guess KUBETA isn't so bad anymore.

to my friend - haha! if you're reading this, am not annoyed by you ah, just the word :P



On a lighter note, I just created the first of a few blog portals on that I've been meaning to set up. My new portal is called EasyCooking and aims to aggregate posts & blogs that share easy to prepare recipes. If you want to add your blog to my portal, log in to EasyCooking and click on "Add my blog".


edit: I just realized how totally inappropriate this post is. I never imagined that I would talk about toilets, #2, and food in the same post.

Ugh. But then again, what's done is done. :)


Crinklynose said...

hahaha, yeah, i hate that word as well :o) it also annoys me when people say "toilet" when they actually mean "restroom" or "bathroom". goodness gracious, hahaha :o)

popcorn said...

Yay Berns! So it's not just me!

Berryblitz said...

hmmm those words doesn't annoy me at all LOL