Before the 1900s and Beyond
NINETEEN KOPONG KOPONG
- an interesting etymology
The term “Nineteen Kopong Kopong ”
refers to a time so long ago,
that nobody even cares to remember.
Commonly Accepted Origin -
By mid century, the decade of the 1900's was considered a very long time ago.
And often when people wanted to refer to an event in the past,
it is commonly associated with a time frame in the early 1900's.
Around that time, “Kopong” is an Indonesian word
also used by the Philippines,
meaning “no content or empty” — thus, zilch or zero.
Hence, the term 19 zero-zero... or -
“Nineteen Kopong Kopong”
What is old is new again...
What was once common, now cherished...
What was forgotten is now remembered.
Founder and blogger
I like everything old, vintage and antique. Items from a time in our lives
that made a difference.
Some even belonged to others
and whose owner genealogy goes back
to a forgotten period...
A forgotten lifetime.
A time I'd like to bring to the present.