Home » General

Some Fun

8 February 2006 One Comment
There are few words particularly spelt wrong by generations in Tamil Nadu. I have been hearing those when I am travelling to my office or at home or when with friends or just go out for a walk down the streets my area. Almost all the chennaites would have heard those. Just when rethink/recollect it gives me a funny feeling. I hope the same for you too.
Fefsi – Pepsi
Thaety – Thirty
Faive – FiveSis – Six
There will be a lady walking across when we friends sit together for a chat. One of them will say “Ladies poraanga odhungu” meaning Ladies are going give a way. Though they know that there is only one lady is going, they dont seem to change this dialogu for generations.
Ferfect – Perfect
Ner Straight – “ner” in tamil means straight only
But “aana” – “Aana” in tamil means but in english
“nadu center” – “Nadu” in tamil means Center in english
Feeling avadhe – Means to say “Don’t feel for it” – Grammatical excuses 🙂
Naan “Management” panikkaren – Means I will manage. Here the exact word to be used is Manage and not Management. Again Gra x..
Istop – Stop
Ischool – School
Kareetu – Correct
The list just goes and goes and goes. Having commented about the pronounciation, being around these things is a joy I felt.
Recently I was to a shop to buy menthal choclates (halls). There was a conversation between another customer who looked like a college student who has not seen where it is actually and the shop keeper. For those who know tamil would understand. If you don’t know tamil, please excuse because I am not translating it as the fun will not be attained in English.
Customer: Thala, oru more menthol kudu..(more menthol cigar)
Shop Keeper: humm..
Customer: Yenna thala, Naalu rooba kuduthu vaangarom..yemathariye..
Shop Keeper: yenna pa..yenna aachu?
Customer: More menthol irukku, more yenga?
Shop Keeper: @##$#@$#$#$!!!!
The shop keeper comes back quickly and replies back…”Pirichi Paaru oothum”
Customer: @#@#@###@#!!!
More to come..

One Comment »

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.