Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Poda...

Thanks to Anu and Aki, I know a smattering of Tamizh (I hope that I got that correct). And I end up using some of them at my best friend at work aka my PC, especially when that guy hangs himself (now.... I wonder why) !! And the most common word used is poda – loosely meaning ‘go da’. And in case you get a mental image of a lady ranting at her computer with words like goobe, dabba PC, katte, koti etc, go ahead and have a belly-laugh at my expense!


I never even remotely dreamt (err..... does the word ‘nightmared’ exist?) that the consequences would be this far-fetched.


Var gets curious once in while to know the meaning of all these ‘strange’ words which I use. In turn, he passes on all my ‘preachings’ his wife. Given the rate at which I swear, it’s quite difficult for Var, let alone his wife, to assimilate all these words. So, it did not come as a surprise when I came to know about the following incident:


It seems Var’s wife, D, got into a tiff with a vegetable vendor over the price of some tomatoes (or was it brinjals?). Khair..... that guy did not know Hindi and this lady was new to Kannada. He kept on repeating his price in Kannada while she stood at her price in Hindi. Finally, she got frustrated and flounced off, but not before shocking the vendor with a ‘poda’.


My only response – I wish I was a witness to this incident. I would not have missed that guy’s expression for being lambasted for no reason at all.


Var’s counter-response – Tum kab sudrogi? Don't you feel even a twinge of remorse?


Hmmmm... should I sudhrify? :) :)

17 comments:

Jay said...

Should U?!

Naaaaaah! ;-)

chitra said...

-/Jay
Ayeee... thanks kaNo !!

shakri said...

Haha. paapa tarkaari maaruvavana paaDu "poDa" aagoita? hogli biDi...kam se kam he did not let the customer get away with a price that, literally, did not make sense to him.

ShaKri

chitra said...

-/Shakri
Yup :) !!

Grandebelf said...

The slur is better when you say "po da vennai':)but while men are ok with being called po da etc some women i know dont like the po di slur.. they think its derogatory!

chitra said...

-/Grandebelf
How about "podadei" ?? :) :)

Grandebelf said...

You reaction to my request of a 'real' ice cream treat can be classified as po da dai;)

Anurama said...

ha ha.. now i am really tempted to teach you some of the real "GOOD" words in tamizh... ;)

ritzkini said...

Poda ! nee yellam sudhrify verey aa!?? but then again "Unnal Mudiyum thambi"..
:)

chitra said...

-/Grandebelf
On your part or mine :) :) ?

-/Anu
"I am waitinggggg" (Dennis the Menace e-style) :) :) !!

-/Kini
Ayyo.... translation needed !! Help venum.... :) :) !!

ritzkini said...

/*Poda ! nee yellam sudhrify verey aa!?? but then again "Unnal Mudiyum thambi"..
:) */
poda..neen yella sudhrify aagodhu bere na ?! but then again...you can always do it bro..
*Unnal mudiyum thambi is an old kamal hassan movie.."swades" picchar in tamil,basically*
:)
enjaai maadi..
:)

chitra said...

-/Kini
:) :) !! Thaku for the translation !!

pAnDi said...

Good that u have learnt
speciall thanks 2 Anu and Akhila

chitra said...

-/Pandi
Yup....:)!

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