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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Silly Sickens

I wish a universal law is passed banning the Chinese from speaking English. I suggest that offenders be ostracized and/or castrated.
Its bad enough not being able to understand a word of what Chinks speak (supposedly English) but the insult to the injury is when you see that they don't understand your English! Damn.....

12 Comments:

  • The post seemed arbitrary till I saw your current location. Watch out for long haired poosaaris and fuzzy haired sidkicks (literally).

    Re: your predicament: I'm kinda going throught the same here in Toronto, where they are the biggest minority. When I was house-hunting a few months back I called up this number I saw on the ad and asked for directions.

    He: Hoaze Stheet
    Me: Hoaze ?
    He: Yeah Hwaiz
    Me: Can u spell that please ?
    He: Zee Hwo Hai Zee Hee
    Still cluless, I thanked him and hung up and looked at the map for
    for any place in the area that sounded remotely like what he said. I found..........Grace Street !!

    Have fun !

    By Anonymous msp, at Wed Nov 15, 01:10:00 AM  

  • "Watch out for long haired poosaaris and fuzzy haired sidkicks (literally)."
    Sorgame endraalum adhu nammoora pola varuma nu paada vendiyadhu dhaan :)

    When i was house-hunting this week, i told a couple of agents to SMS me, after i found that our communication was getting nowhere... its irritating.. (and my hotel room-mate was a Tample (temple) going Dalee (Delhi) thoroughbred and there was no respite whatsoever :(

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Nov 15, 08:01:00 AM  

  • msp:
    lol, neenga Canadavaa ? ahaa. BTW, unga 'The Gound' pathina blog eppa thirappu vizha ?

    bala:
    Ahaa Dasaa first show Singapore-la dhaana ?

    By Anonymous BNB, at Wed Nov 15, 10:03:00 PM  

  • why dont you befriend the tams and get them to help you with it?
    Yes, even in NA, chinkus are imsai..singapore kekavaa venum?!?!

    By Anonymous ttm, at Thu Nov 16, 01:18:00 AM  

  • Nammalukke ivalavu kovam varudhey, appey Englishkaran namma (call center employees) kitte kovapadaradhu nyayam dhaano?!!

    I have a soft corner for Chinese as my daughter's best friends are almost always chinese(South Asian paasamo!)!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 17, 07:17:00 AM  

  • dude... I guess you are not aware of the southern english we use in USA ( I am a member too) and frankly it is even worse

    By Blogger Ravi, at Sat Nov 18, 02:50:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Ravi, at Sat Nov 18, 10:14:00 PM  

  • :) ithellaam vaazhkaiyil sagajamappa! enakku bihari english-ey puriyaathu! wat to do, wat to do...

    one TL at work i was apprenticing under was hilarious:

    me: dont u have to send them the excel sheet with the updated stuff?

    he: no no, it is under see-yeer (lisping the 'S's)

    me: what??

    he: see-yar! (tryin to alternate the pronunciation)

    me: (still horribly confused) under WHAT??

    he: it is see-yar, so he can see!

    me: ohhhh!!!!!! probably shared!!!!!

    he: yes yes! (lisping the S of coz!)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Nov 19, 12:13:00 PM  

  • Aparna/Ravi,
    When a South Indian says "Vaat aar you taaking" or "i vaant aaranj juice", it makes us and them cringe no doubt.. but they atleast know that the language spoken is English!
    Come on, comparing our accents with the Chinese nonsense is TOOOOOOOO much... :)

    A normal Indian with a little relevant exposure can converse with/understand people who speak with different accents. Even the French can be understood with a little effort and "pattern-matching" but the Chinese are impossible.

    Mythreyee,
    Long time no see.. no blaag updating-a??

    Bihari..... aaarrgg...
    Adhukku oru thani post theva!
    Till then, why don't you ask a guy/gal from Orissa to pronounce the following [and remember to stand back from the spit-fire]

    public static void main

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Nov 20, 04:48:00 PM  

  • on my first day in office, new joinees were all briefed by a chinky on the policies, rules et etc. the word 'kappa' was quite often used..she put kappa in all her statements....like if v need any refreshments, we can always go to the cafeteria near kappa...the bus stops near kappa...we got to pass thru the security near kappa...i couldnt resist my temptation. i was waiting for someone in the crowd to raise this doubt.."where on earth is this kappa and someone tell me what does that mean??" finally when she stopped & i sprang with my question. i could hear ppl laughing and some giggling too. the ppl there came to a conclusion that this person is from the darkest jungles of india and it will be difficult for him to understand simple english words...
    after few seconds of giggling, the girl next to me repeated the word slowly..'kaapaa'...still no clues. again..'kaaa paaa'...i turned to see the inductor's face. i could understand that she was pitying me...she decided to give one last try..she sat down, and said slowly..'kaa' means ford, nissan, bmw.....and paa means all kaa's standing in line..she even showed me her 'kaa' key..:-) adhu 'car park'aam!!!

    By Anonymous RK, at Tue Nov 21, 02:30:00 PM  

  • rk,
    That was truly hilarious.. seriously!!! And i can empathize with you totally :)
    "Kaa-Paa" lol :)

    A very similar incident happened to me 2 weeks back..
    My Taiwanese manager was repeatedly saying "baan-haa"...[the first time it sounded like a kung-fu war cry....
    I concentrated really hard and it was only when i was going through some docs did it dawn on me that he was actually referring to 'bond hub'!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Nov 22, 05:05:00 PM  

  • ROTFL at rk!!!!!!

    I had a classmate who kept saying 'A Implement' instead of 'A complement'.

    'Th' is always 'z' : Something = somezing.

    By Blogger The Talkative Man, at Wed Nov 22, 10:11:00 PM  

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