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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Perspective

Dude gets webcam, manages to get aged parents online. Flashes winsome smile, gets told he's becoming fat (i.e., aged ps' way of communicating affection). Makes faces at webcam, frustrates aged father who has no webcam and hence must make retaliatory faces in the dark. Runs out of faces, decides to extend conversation by picking up webcam and directing it into backyard, at shed. Conversation ensues.


Aged Maternal Parent: Ota ki? Payekhana?[1, 2]
Dude: Na, shed.
Aged M P: Shed-e ki korish? Payekhana?[3]
Dude: Na, cycle rakhi.[4]
A M P: OK.

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[1]পায়খানা [ pāẏakhānā ] n a latrine, a lavatory, a privy, a toilet, a water-closet. পায়খানা করা v. to ease oneself (of), to defecate.
[2] What is that, an outhouse?
[3] What do you do in there? Crap?
[4] Not really, old flesh and bones, that's where I park ye trusty two-wheeler.

8 Comments:

Blogger ??! said...

that's got to be some bike if it needs a whole shed.

11/21/2007 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because the bike is owned by someone who's a bit fa...

11/21/2007 11:19 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

??!, anonymous:
see, it isn't hard to talk like my mother.

11/22/2007 4:07 AM  
Anonymous scout said...

anon: if bikes are being tailored to suit the owner, does yours have balls?

11/22/2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

scaput:
heh, feisty!

11/23/2007 6:10 AM  
Blogger km said...

Just brilliant.

11/24/2007 12:18 AM  
Blogger The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

AMP: aar paayekhaana ta kothai?

11/24/2007 5:51 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

km:
yup, that's my mother :-D

tgfi:
practising already?!!

11/24/2007 6:05 AM  

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