Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Language Blues...

After Holi's masti & ho -halla it was time to take the break. No not for me frens but for my voice. For few days it completely backed out. Anyway back to the business of blogging & today I will tell u a small funny incident at my workplace!
And its related with the funny side of the language.
Ranchi has a sizable Bengali population and so has our office.
It so happened that a technical discussion was going on between two gentleman one being Bengali (say Mr B) and other South Indian (say Mr S). The language of discussion was offcourse English.
Somehow Mr B was not able to convince Mr S and the discussion ended in stalemate.
Mr B went back to his table thinking how on earth I am not able to covince him. A peculier thing abt him was that whenever he is agitated he uses Hindi to stress his point .
Now in the vocabulary of Mr B there was a word जानना (i.e to know ) but he further improvised it and went to discuss again the matter with Mr S. Mr S told him why he is explaining the same thing again and again.
Mr B in his agitated voice told him मैं आपका जनाना चाहता हूँ !:)
What he actually meant that he want to make him understand
But in english it translated like I want your wife as जनाना means wife !
There was a tremendous laughter in the whole section. :)
Sabne hanste huye kaha Sir aap yahan aisa bole koi baat nahin par kabhi kisi rikshewale ya sabziwale ko samjhate samjhate ye mat keh deejiyega nahin to badi mushkil ho jayegi.
(Sir its OK that u have spoken like this in the office & that too with a south indian but if u tell the same thing while trying to convince a vegetable vendor or rikshawallah it will land u in great trouble)
Anyway Mr B still cherishes his Hindi and is not afraid to use it now and then. Meanwhile we r eagerly awaiting another funny twist which is bound to come sooner or later.

11 comments:

Gumnaaaam said...

Hahahaha ..funny indeed...
Hope MR.B comes up with some more laughters like this :D

Btw...Naya ghar mubarak ho :)

KL said...

Ha! ha! that was hilarious...:):)...yeah, force him to speak more hindi, and I bet all those will turn up into something funny or like that :):):)....

Hmmm...a note to me - I better become careful in whatever Hindi I am writing :D...

Keshi said...

**I want your wife

ROFLLLLLLLLL!


Keshi.

Manish said...

Shukriya chutki ! are naya ghar to tab ho jab purana chorein , dekhiye neeraj sahab ki ek bahut achchi poem share ki hai. hope ki tumhein bhi pasand aayegi!

Manish said...

hmmmmm nahin yaar itta careful hone ki juroorat nahin. humein aur hasne hasaane ka mauqa nahin dogi KL :) :)

Manish said...

keshi :):)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Hahaha that was awesome...aksar aisee baatein ho jaati hain...jab working environment mein English ka importance hota hai aur at the same time...jab kisi ko samajh na aaye to hum apna personal influence ka istemaal karte hein :D...this one was hillarious

good one Manish...ek aur hasi ke liye :D

cheers

Manish said...

DONLets watch KL;) shayad hasaane ka ek mauqa wo bhi de :)

Phoenix Rises said...

LOL!! I didn't know that "janana" means "wife". Such funny incidents keep on happening all over the place!!

Manish said...

hmmmm PR ! So what are u up to these days blog mahine mahine mein update karti ho?

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