Thursday, November 06, 2008
Nope this is not an angry post. you are wrong this is not a rant. no not surely a sad post!na boss chap nio na. [dont take tension, just chill]
Just chill in bengali is usually said as "chap nio na.." don't take tension :P and this is now the hot phrase for all much to the dismay of our parents. i admit when i first walked into JU [Jadavpur University] i was not that good with Bengali. why? i have studied in a missionary school all my life [read loreto] which didn't allow speaking of regional languages and levied language taxes. but what with having bong friends for the first time i quickly picked up words... and to my parents surprise which soon turned to horror they heard me speaking Bengali and that too colloquial stuff. i was saying things to my dad as " baba chap nio na...." and in a spat i told ma... "dekho motka gorom koro na" [don't make me mad] and another very phrase that became popular was "korbo na" [wont do it, defiantly] it became such a hit with friends that once when dad asked me to get him the newspaper playfully and spontaneously i said "korbo naaa". just imagine i was so red faced left with eating my words and murmuring nothings i went quickly to fetch the morning paper.
These language things are such that it pops out before we can even think. what are the words you guys most use? did you ever have any embarrassing moments??