Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hindi

I don't speak Hindi, but lemme confess - I would really love to. I have tried to learn it but it just won't happen. You know, like this ONE person you really wanna screw but then you end up screwing yourself the real way.... then the love turns into hate and later when the pain is over - stops at a love-hate situation. That exactly describes my attempts in learning this language.

However, let me tell you why I failed - lest you underestimate me. My major issue with Hindi is 'gender' - everything has a gender!!???!! Now, I am the kind of person that can't handle this gender difference between Man and Woman to begin with. So you can imagine my plight if I had to figure out the sexuality of my TV remote. It would be a little easier if I had the choice to give 'em all a sex change depending on my mood, except for my pen. A pen will always be female to me!!! Not happening, right?

The other problem is my hindi-speaking friends. Guys, can you try and be a little more tolerant to us folks? I tried speaking Hindi to my friend (from Gujarat - if you care to know) that I was visiting. She couldn't take more than a couple of broken hindi statements from me. She was quick to react - "Please STOP!!! I'll forget my grammar. Please speak in English only, okay? So tell me, when did you came?"

I was completely confounded. I couldn't afford to lose my grammar either. Anyways, I chose to give up on the language and just keep the friend.

- NOT another 'simple southy'...... just call me a Madrasi.....

Keep the cheer!!!

2 comments:

prateez said...

So you too have been bitten by the blog bug !!
You had me grinning ear to ear :) and i want more of your writing. Keep 'em coming and yes let's speak in hindi the next time we meet;).

Tez said...

Hindi? You? Really?!! :)