Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A little knowledge of Hindi is a dangerous thing

Mallus and Hindi are as similar as Roti and Puttu. And every other day some mallu or the other rams home that point with vehemence, just in case you have been lulled into an artificial sense of security that mallus have mastered Hindi. Today, one on my mallu colleagues reached the zenith of Hindi blooperism.

Mallu and couple of colleagues were discussing something very animatedly but in hush tones. It was obvious that they were gossiping. Another colleague walks past, glances at them and asks "Kya ho rah hai!"

A perfectly innocent rhetorical question that Mallu should have left alone.

But Mallu looks up and says "Gupt gyan* ho raha hai!"

Don’t judge him too harshly folks. The word "confidential information" is not easy to translate into Hindi. Anyone could have made that mistake.

Now let me go and continue rolling on the floor laughing my a**e off. I took a small break from LMAO’ing to blog this. Ciao.

p.s. Mallu was overheard saying "The word is 'gopneeya'! Dammit."

* loosely translated it means... s** education

15 comments:

Destiny's child... said...

:D...me too rolling on the floor laughing my a**e off! Gupt gyaan it seems :p

Rajlakshmi said...

hahahaha :D too little hindi knowledge is indeed dangerous :D

Usha Pisharody said...

R.O.F.L.M.A.O

Cripes!
Only a mallu would, so perfectly, and literally translate :D Perfectionists at blooperism too :D

*clutching sides*

sweeliee said...

heheheee... paavam!!!
too little hindi gyan is also dangerous!!! :P

RGB said...

A little knowledge of anything is dangerous, if you can't stop yourself from flaunting it! ROFL too!!

Seema Smile said...

Hahahahaha... I have a friend (a mallu of course) who once declared that "Bharat ek muft desh hai" for India is a free country.

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

ROFL@"bharat ek muft desh hai" ==============))))))))))))

Nona said...

LMLO. ;)

--xh-- said...

a new word added to my hindi vocab :)

The Holy Lama said...

ROFL.An award awaits you at my blog

scarlet pimpernel said...

rofl@ "muft desh"

Another mallu with little hindi knowledge.

TheBlueIndian said...

* Why did you have to put "sex education" as "s** edu"?

Gupt gyaan me sharmane wali kya baat hai? :D

pallavi said...

Ha ha ha!! ROFL!!

k.ø.c.h.ü said...

hmmm Hindi never works out 4 me either !!! it's always 'mera Bharat mahan' ;)

Unknown!!! said...

hehe..I can empathize with him :P..how embarassing it is...poor fellow..pls dont rofl infront of him :)
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