Why Malay husbands are called Abang is an interesting article. I mean sure I realised a lot of people call their Husbands 'Abang' but I never thought it can be elaborate into an article. I guess it's just something ingrained in us, the Abang thing I mean. The first person I ever heard who call her Husband 'Abang' is of course my mother. Most of my aunties call their husbands 'abang' too, and hey come to think of it I do not remember any of them calling their Husband anything else.
But then of course I grew up and met Husband, but this mouth of mine is so stubborn I cannot even mutter the word 'Abang'. Kesian my Husband, because I think a few times he did ask me why I did not call him 'Abang' which I myself cannot even answer. Oh if you're wondering I call my Husband 'awak' which is kinda funny now, because Husayn somehow sometimes also call his abah 'awak'. Husayn even shouted this a few months ago - "awak..cepatlah turun makan!"
My auntie who is also Husayn's babysitter once said that calling your Husband 'Abang' will make the relationship more mesra like dat, but I don't know lah, I just could not say it because to say it, it usually will follow with this geli tingling feeling and automatically I will switch back to 'awak'. I don't know, do you think it will make any difference what you call your Husband? I thought as long as you don't call him nasty names like "oi mangkuk!" and as long as your Husband don't mind it's ok whatever you call him.
But don't know lah some people may think differentlykan.