Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Haaye Re English

Thoughts for the day:

- Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try….Dennis DeYoung

- When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion….Ethiopian Proverb

- The difference between ignorance and apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care.
My amazing trysts with mutilation of the English language continue. This take-away restaurant place guy yesterday, says:

- “Window closing- aircondition outside going ”

(It took me a few seconds to understand that the window needed to be kept closed so that the conditioned air did not leak out)

- “One dirham changing?”

(This was a person asking a supermarket guy for change for one dirham)

- “Idli dipping?”
(LOL- I made that up, but, I’m sure, one of these days, I’ll hear these two words)

Joke: Since we’re on English jokes, here’s one

Back in Delhi when I was introduced to a Mr. Arvind Lele, he extended his hand and said 'Lele'. Taking his hand, I found it impossible to avoid replying 'Dede'.He had a Goan wife who had separated from him, since her first name and the surname did not go together when she got married. Her name was Rosemary. You can see it was pretty embarrassing for her every time she said her full name in Hindi - Roj Meri Lele! Out in USA, imagine the plight of an American lady introducing two Indians to each other with a straight face: She gestures towards the Indian lady, saying 'See my butt', and then towards the gent with 'Shake my boob'. That is how Seema Bhatt met Sheikh Mehboob.

Till next time, keep smiling.


Misanthropist said...

:P :P :P

austere said...

Air condition outside going indeed...:)

Lazy Pineapple said...

phunnnyyyy :)

shooting star said...

hehehehhe...really funny!!