Here's a mail that Sulekha sent out, and it's pretty good...well, in this line of work there are days when a simple bungling of English grammar will have everyone in splits. Yeah, I know...and at times it IS painful...this is what I've been reduced to. :-( Hahaha. No no, it's not that bad...it's worse. Alright, so I'm a little negative, but don't let me cloud up your beautiful skies.
Quirky Bangalore Angrezi
1. Why does one say - "Saar, there is one Mr Nagaraj in your office is there..Can I speak to him, saar?"
2. This can also go this way - "Can I speak to one Mr. Ramesh is there?"
3. Ask a kid - Which one? He will probably point to a book and say - "That only"
4. One of my friends says - He said "something like-that-and-all"
5. Ask "Can I go to Kalasipalyam in this bus?" You may get a response - "You cannot be able to"
6. This takes the cake. Ask some vendor "Sell me these items together". He might say "I cannot be able to!! I have to give you SEP-SEPARATE only!!" (That is Kannada bere-bere literally translated into Bangrezi, folks. You can't beat that!
7. I love this one. One of my friends says in Kannada - "Oota aadamele, ice cream - MustAndShouldu" meaning "After lunch an ice cream is a must-and-should"!!! Isn't that amazing.
And there you have it. I guess there are some of us who're laughing and there are others of us who've heard so many "bloody Indian" jokes that we're not sure whether to continue laughing or to cry because the situation is so laughable. Well, if you're in that second group, just shut the hell up and start laughing!
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