Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Random Tamil encounters
This post would sound best written in Tamil, but then I am still not too sure about how to rig this blog to display Tamil; worse still, I cannot install Murasu on my Uni computer.
Anyway here goes. Like always, it was a miserably cold day. So I decided to wear as many layers of clothing as possible. I was wearing a rather stuffy jumper, and for some strange reason wore my blazer on top of it. Now to literally top it all, I wore my woollen cap. I has a slight stubble, and if I had worn my oldfashioned sun glasses, I would have looked exactly like Kamal Haasan from Guna. I was very conscious of this, yet, knowing fairly well the British tendency to be not too shocked by terrible dressing in public, I hopped onto the bus home.
Just as I settled into my seat I heard a woman's voice from behind:
Paduthinenna andtha maama kitta pudicchu kudutthuduven!
Roughly translating into If you play any pranks, I'll let that guy take you away!
Having suddenly been made poochandi I turned back and simply asked the family sitting behind me if they were Tamil.
I then realised that it was some white bloke who was the boogeyman. Not Guna!
Comments to Random Tamil encounters
i couldn't stp laughing on reading this .
posted by4:27 pm, November 10, 2004
Good one, really funny
posted by DQ7:22 am, November 11, 2004
"Paduthinenna andtha maama kitta pudicchu kudutthuduven" - Adhukku nee yen thirumbina? And that too thinking that you were/are the bogey man.
Thinking you are old man...
You are not even Anda-man!!!!
Seri.. pethitten ;)
Anyways Happy Deepavali..
posted by anantha11:30 am, November 11, 2004
funny reading it though u told abt this over fone..
happy deepavali dude...
posted by Chakra Sampath2:42 pm, November 11, 2004
Anti: Sutthama puriyalai! :p
Chakra: Is it? I didnt tell you about the Guna bit though!
posted by Anand2:59 pm, November 12, 2004
Wow !!. I just stop laughing after reading this, but, was also happy that you have enough Tamil families around. here in Melbourne, nothing..
posted by Deepak7:35 am, November 13, 2004
Adra Sakke Adraa Sakke... retta kannan varan (two-eyed man ) hey didnt everyone have two eyes? well kalakura mamu, sometimes i think there's not better language then the (madrasi lingos...) whch is strictly for informal occasions...
posted by Ari10:31 pm, November 14, 2004
Anand, the translation is a bit like SUN TV news about VaiKo - hiding an important info...Mama = Guy??? Nesamaavay Guna Mamavaa sonnangala illaina Parangiyargalil oruvarai kuripittargala?
posted by Guruprasad2:33 pm, November 18, 2004
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