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English? Yeenglees!

May 7, 2009

Weird title, I know. This post is an effort to show how badly English is taking a beating these days in both the spoken and the written forms.

I have always believed that the Americans have systematically ruined English, to an extent at least, by “creating” the “American English.” But at least, they have some rules too, however faulty they might seem. If you go to an Englishman’s house, he will say “Come in!” Go to an American’s house and he will say “come on it!” And that is where the differences begin. There are several words which have different meanings on either side of the Atlantic. You have words which have mean two opposite things in the two countries. Like “sedulous” which is used for a “hard worker” in the US, while it means just the opposite in the UK. There are also words which have similar meanings, but the degree or the strength of the words varies. Admonish(stronger in the US than in the UK) and melee are examples of the same.

However, the point of this post is not to point out the differences between the differences in the usage of English in the different parts of the world, but to point out the common blunders that I have seen so far.

I have already shared some funny quotes in an earlier post on my college. I will try and point out several other such instances here. I request all viewers to share other such funny quotes which are commonly noticed, or the even funnier ones which are as unique and weird as they can get. Please use the comments section for sharing them with us.

I remember my GRE tutuor, Prof. Donald E. James, mentioning several examples of “Indian English.” Words like “preponed,” “cousin brother/sister” and “co-brother/sister” are the ones which used to piss him off the most. Fortunately for the Indians, and unfortunately for English there are way too many Indians speaking English than all the Englishmen put together. So Oxford Dictionary now includes words like “preponed,” “bhindi,” “pav bhaji,” etc.. So I will also not be surprised when one day the world accepts stuff like “please SWITCH OFF the tap” and “I am going to GIVE an exam.”

I am sure that each and every one of us knows at least a few people(if you are not one of them yourself, that is) who say “one of my friend…” James Sir always says, “I wonder which part of his/her body is being spoken about. Is the friend cut up into pieces?” And when I correct people saying “one of my friendS!” I often get a weird look as though the person is expecting ME to talk about one of MY friends!

And then there are people who think they are super cool if they use all the slangs used the world over. So in one sentence they say something which is typically American, then they end the next sentence with “mate”(in a typically Australian accent) and then say something stupid in the next sentence which is not English anywhere on earth! I have always wondered why people did such stuff. If you can’t talk in English, DON’T! I mean, it is a different matter to put in an effort and to learn the language if it is not your first language. The effort needs to be appreciated, and I do that. But trying to act THAT cool is just not done!

The use of the french word “moi” is something else that is IN now. I think that it is a very lame thing to do. I feel that only a retard would go on saying “moi” or “mah” instead of words like “my” or “me” each and every time! It is also funny when you see guys in social networking sites like Orkut who go up to any profile which claims to be that of a “female’s” and send in a friend request immediately with messages like “Hai! I *insert any name you hate*. I want to do fraanship with you. Plzzzz add me.” orΒ  “Can you make frandship with me?” First, go learn to spell “friendship,” you cretin!Β  And second, it is not done or made by sending her a friend request! Sorry, fraand reuest. Moron! You don’t need fraands. You need to get laid! And you don’t get laid on Orkut or Facebook!

I think it will only be fair if I shared some of the quotes of my HOD. Yes, the same ball-scratching sucker who I mentioned in the earlier post on my college. He is a guy who takes Indian English to new heights, just like Jeppiaar does. He thinks that “preponed” is a word to be used in the present tense. So the past tense should be “preponded,” right? WRONG, YOU FREAK! WRONG!

There was this time when my class was kinda noisy. My class has only guys in it(I am from Sathyabama, remember?). He was mad at us for being noisy and so decided that he would insult us by saying this:

“Don’t shout in a crowd like a lady dogs! You are all gents no? Behaviour like that! Do you have sixth sense or not?”

At that very time, two guys, Verghese and Alex decided that they just had to talk to each other. That gave Wilson, my HOD, a chance to yell at Verghese. This is what he said:

“Verghese! I want to meet your fathers.” He then clarified, “I want to meet both your fathers!”

He wanted to silence the class. But you can imagine how silent we must have been after those statements of his. Not to mention that Verghese was more embarrassed than he would have been if his mom caught him watching porn and doing his thing. There are several other funny as hell quotes that the guy made, but I think I will save them for later.

There is another prefessor we had. I will not name him here because I respect him. He was an amazing guy, but his English was laugh-your-arse-off funny. But he did try hard and work on his English. Once he got to know that we were laughing at some thing, he would correct himself. However, we still managed to write down a LOT that he said. Here is a bit, yes, just a bit, of what we wrote down.

He would invite us into the class by saying “All are come.” He would explain the use of alcohol by saying “alcohol to kill only for the bacteria.”

There was this time I helped a friend out with an article that she was writing for a newspaper, by modelling for the accompanying pictures. Unfortunately, people in my college got to know about it. I happened to cut my hair sometime around then. This professor noticed it and felt he needed to talk to me about it.

“I think you have cut some hair. Hair only for I think Times of India, isn’t it?”

While trying to tell us that the college had lousy infrastructure and that we should not use the tap water in the lab, he put it this way:

“Sometimes it is not in the fully in the sterile tap water. Safe the sometimes the mouse easily come out.”

Now what exactly that meant, is anybody’s guess. But some of us believe that he meant that even mice got out of the taps in college, but not water! And considering the fact that it was Sathyabama, I would not be surprised by that news.

There was this time when he tried telling us that we had to maintain good personal hygeine while working in the lab, so as to prevent contamination. He decided to put it this way:

“You have to neatly trimmed with the nails.

Last class the HOD came to checked with the gaels(girls).

In the *his lab’s name* purpose you have to used is the glouuse(gloves). In yeech and yevery students you have to use is the glouuse means you see what will happen.”

He basically meant that it was not possible for the college to provide a pair of gloves to each student and so all of us had to maintain proper hygeine in his lab.

There was this one other time when he said something which left everyone confused.

“Listen! Otherwise there is no problem(LMFAO!). In case water won’t come tap means you have to thoroughly washed the distilled water.(we wash water ?!) If you want the innoculation room is only for the sumaal(small) room, sumaal people.”

Okay, enough bashing Sathyabama for now. Can’t finish all the quotes I have in one go. So will save the hundreds more for later. πŸ˜› Time to look at some of the Tamil movie stars who make it seem like they have an amazing command over the English language. I wonder how ANYONE would think so after seeing stuff like this:

If the video takes ages to show up, use this link instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssjRGx4W5XI

The guy sure does know a lot of rhyming words, but that is just a truck load of bull crap. I wonder how the actress(a respected woman and a good actress, in this case) managed to keep a straight face while shooting the scene.

There is this girl who was once my friend, who claims to be a journalist now. She talks so highly of herself that she would put even the most shameless of the Indian politicians to shame. She doesn’t know how to use the articles right and can hardly form a 5-word sentence without a mistake or two! We had not spoken for months at a stretch, till I got this mail from her which was totally uncalled for. She told me about some “developments” in her life. She then went on to say “im not sorry for everything that happened neither would be you.” Neither WOULD BE YOU?!” And you pride yourself as a journalist?! Oh! This was her taunt, by the way: also good luck with your journalism career. hope you are not competing wid me.”

I still kind of like the response I gave her. Though this is supposed to be personal stuff, I can’t stop myself from sharing this. I like insulting such people!Β  Especially when they ask for it! Here is my response:

I see that your course in journalism has done just a little to improve your English.” … “I am not sure if I want to become a journalist, but if I ever do, I would not in my wildest dreams compete with someone like you. I have bigger dreams and aspirations. MUCH bigger dreams and aspirations than ones which you will ever figure in. I still laugh at the prospect of your being a journalist someday. And you wish I were kidding there, don’t you?”

Not everyone get such a response from me. Just that there was too much bad blood there. And that is why I got a reply from her in about half an hour. A reply which tried to show that she was “superior” to me. Indeed! Indeed! Yeah right!

“well what do i say. i love when someone talks to me like that. makes me feel good you know.”

Makes me feel even better, you know? Bitch! By the way, who are you kidding?

“don’t worry about me because being a journalist had already happened. so yeah, you competing with me i can’t see that happen in near future.”

Why would I ever compete with you, loser! I would not claim to be a journalist if I knew that my English SUCKED! I would work on improving it first in order to save my arse in the field.

But well, she was too dumb to admit it. And she went on to say this:

“And yes, your English is not as good as you think it is. And mine..well never mind..cos you know writing columns in LA times does improve ones knowledge”

I never claimed to be awesome an English! I just said that YOU sucked! And working in LA Times? Ha! Ha! I did not know that LA Times was THAT stupid! I do now, and I am glad. As for your knowledge, well, let me not get to that just yet. And yes, I still do have a LOT to learn in English. But unlike some others, I work on it. And it pays.

At least, I am not like dear old Wilson, who, after a meeting with the director about an issue, proudly said, “I already asked the Director saar and I replied the answer.”

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42 Comments leave one →
  1. Ramya permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:32 AM

    heheh awesome post da :)) and yeah since i have listened to u reading to us all those pearls of wisdom i can imagine what fun it wud have been during class hours πŸ˜€ and reading the last part of ur post well well well all i can say is “Hell hath no fury like adi scorned” πŸ˜€

  2. gopal permalink
    May 7, 2009 1:22 AM

    so you take over lyceim yet , grand poobah? just askin .. Oh nd my favourite wilie da poop quotes were ” For a 2 mark question u should write answer not related to question” , andd ” Look at your own eye nd talk” Oh yea JPR ‘s IAS qoute was memorable as well. Good times those…..

  3. Adi permalink*
    May 7, 2009 1:29 AM

    HAHAHAHA! I nearly forgot some of them! I was planning on saving the “look at your own eye and talk” for later. But anyway, all cool. Yes, the “write an answer not related to the question” part was funny too. That is the bit I had forgotten. As for Jeppiaar and his quotes, each and every one of them is awesome. Remember the time he had us in splits when the guy from Arkansas came to college? That was crazy as hell too! Rishi even recorded that whole talk. Sad that I did not have a pan and a paper with me that time. Will have to get Rishi to send me a copy of that audio recording.

    As for the Lyceum, nope, I have not been there for ages now. Need to go meet Sir sometime soon.

    And Ramya, I have not even got started on that topic as yet. You wait and watch. In a week or two I will come up with a post blasting that woman. Don’t want to spew so much venom just yet. πŸ˜› As for the various comic characters in my college, they were the ones who made college bearable. We sure did laugh like crazy. And we always will when we think of those times.

  4. JuElZ permalink
    May 7, 2009 1:44 AM

    Nyc ViDeO

  5. Adi permalink*
    May 7, 2009 1:48 AM

    LOL! Thanks, Infaz. πŸ™‚ I DID guess right now, didn’t I? You could have just used your real name, you know? πŸ˜› Anyway, do visit more often and post your comments on other posts as well. And thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. JuElZ permalink
    May 7, 2009 2:00 AM

    hehe!ur gr8 gueeser AdI:P
    4 sure bro il visit diz site daily=D

  7. Adi permalink*
    May 7, 2009 2:07 AM

    Haha! Thanks a lot! Please do come back at least once a day and check for newer posts. πŸ™‚

  8. Dash permalink
    May 7, 2009 7:22 AM

    LMAO! You BASTARD! Have respect for your teachers Adi. PFFT!

    With regard to this comment, “So in one sentence they say something which is typically American, then they end the next sentence with β€œmate”(in a typically Australian accent) and then say something stupid in the next sentence which is not English anywhere on earth!”, maybe that certain individual is trying to generalize the English language. It was you yourself, who claimed that there were different variations of English all over the world, and for it to be a “global” language, there should be some form of generalization, hence that guy would only have been making an attempt to generalize the language so that all of us knew how to use it, or he could have tried to do (what you mentioned), so that he proved equal to all variations and was not biased towards any particular form.

    Else, I could just be totally bull-shitting. LOL! But yea, even we have had cases where the English of a certain teacher was just to die for LOL!, but then again not as bad as what you had to go through. =P.

  9. Dileep permalink
    May 7, 2009 7:31 AM

    Adhi nice video… Professor you mentioned here i do remember him, he used words such as ‘i think’ frequently…then ‘funny HOD’ who does bring his notes in a small piece of paper to the class and read it as if a politician does on a stage…those words ‘lady dogs-sixth sense’ are unforgettable they make me laugh when i remember them…
    Really nice one Adhi..!

  10. Adi permalink*
    May 7, 2009 7:48 AM

    Dakshitha, you SAK! What is “generalisation” of English language? I simply don’t get the concept. It is fine if you want to learn all aspects of a language. It is fine if you use various styles of the language with different people, or with the same set of people for the fun of it. If you try and use them in stupid ways by mixing them in in ever possible way simply in order to “look cool,” it is just NOT done! Just because a computer programmer knows several languages, does he mix all the languages in one and try coding something? Okay, maybe he does, I know nothing about computer programming. But I am assuming that using all the languages at the same time will do him no good, and that is my point. πŸ˜›

    English is very flexible. That is why it is able to survive the test of time. It has evolved a LOT over the years. Meanings of words, their usages, and grammar too, have all evolved with time, and that is why English is the global language. However, I am old school, and I feel that the rate of change is way too high right now. I am against that. At the rate at which Indians are screwing not just English but also each other(and increasing their population), English is bound to change a LOT in the next few decades. I hope that doesn’t happen. And I voice my concern. That is just about it.

    As for my teachers, there are some who I respect a LOT. Even this one professor whose English is hilarious is actually a very nice person. Though I respect him as a person, I can’t help laughing at his English. If you are reading this, sorry, Sir.

    LOL!

    Dileep, Wilson is a prick who talks utter rubbish all the time. He is a guy who is neither fit to be a teacher nor be called a human being. Had it not been for his influence over the Chairman, he would have never become the HOD, and hour lives might have been a bit different. Okay, there would have been no difference. We would have still been in Sathyabama. So our life would have sucked anyway. πŸ˜›

    Anyway, there are still many more quotes of Jeppiaar’s, Wilson’s, and those of a few others which I have not mentioned yet. Will probably post them sometime soon. For now, this should do. Time for a serious post now.

  11. Dash permalink
    May 7, 2009 8:05 AM

    You sAk more man. What I mean by “generalization” is that there should be a certain standard for English, and the lack of such a standard is why many people seem to be unable to use it. Your tutor, he is wrong at times in your opinion is he not? Why is that? That is because there is no standard for it, in his opinion, he could be right, but that might not be the case in your perspective. There have been quite a number of such cases which I can relate to. You (or someone else) may feel that a particular person’s use of the language is incorrect, yet that person may feel nothing wrong with his English. What I’m trying to say is that we need to introduce a standard, for teaching the language. I am aware that out teachers have all the academics needed for education, but the basis of those academics could be argued on. An English professor from England may teach a different language all together, from an English professor from the states, and this difference is what kills, because in the end, what happens is that there are two “proper languages” under the same name, which results in discrimination against one another.

    I don’t know if this made sense, because I myself is not sure as to what I was talking about.

    By the way lingo man, =P, typo here “I remember my GRE tutuor,” “tutor” innit?

  12. May 7, 2009 10:26 AM

    wow. I’m used to the English , my college has made me immune . The video though had me laughing quite a bit.

  13. May 7, 2009 11:58 AM

    lady dog[:D] have been ROFLing for the last few mins after the reading the post and cant wait to see more from your end..Oh btw would love to see that blogpost about that person whom we all know well [;)] Do that soon & do that fast – am sure you will have lotsa peeping toms around who would want to take a sneak peek at your blog[:d]

  14. Nandini permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:02 PM

    Haha!! i;m happy you wrote this!!
    i know a million people who misuse english, (and i’m afraid i’m turning into one of them, so please point out misakes if you find them) but i cant remember all those horrible mistakes they make, because i’m immune to them now!!

    My english sir for example, used to say
    “i would like to know you that the assignment must be submitted by *whatever date*”

    He says “I would like to know you” when he actually means “i’d like o let you know”

    and for ‘paradigm’ he said “paradigam” instead of para-dime!!
    most of the grammar that he teaches us comes from the back of the book, and he has NO IDEA what he’s saying most of the time!

    In poems, sometimes a sentence is split into two or three lines or a paragraph, and he explains each line thinking its a seperate sentence, even if it doesnt make sense!!
    HE IS THE ENGLISH TEACHER AND I HAD 29980004553 TIMES BETTER ENGLISH!!

  15. Nandini permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:24 PM

    have* better english.

  16. Amritha permalink
    May 7, 2009 1:41 PM

    reminds me of the college here where the english lecturers knew nothing more than telugu combined with english in a rotten combintaion. for some time, my english had become lousy due to their influence.
    examples “why are you absenting yesterday” (absenting?!)
    “yaexcuse me saar”, “myadam”.

    on the other hand, i have seen the driver of my neighbour who speaks better english than those people.

  17. Nandini permalink
    May 7, 2009 1:59 PM

    http://www.facebook.com/editapps.php#/group.php?gid=2240894485&ref=ts

    You’ll find some funny translations here!

  18. The Ghost Keeper permalink
    May 7, 2009 3:41 PM

    The basic idea of any language is to tranfer the idea from one person to another. The writeup strated on an excellent note, however losing its way down the line. Do watch out for typos. oh yes, I almost forgot the SUCK part. Bad english usage – In your own word ‘Slang’. Also, you save ur arse ‘on’ the field and not ‘in’ it.

    Overall a good writeup, but try not to get personal. You never know who is reading. Just incase you didn’t know, those professors and LA Times you have written about, can challenge you in the court of law for act on vilification.

    (If LA Times sues you, you are fry to be honest.)

    Btw, I did like the youtube video to be very honest.

    Peace.
    The Ghost Keeper.
    [I dont blog for I have a real life to live]

    • Adi permalink*
      May 8, 2009 1:31 AM

      @The Ghost Keeper. Yes, I will keep an eye out for the typing errors. Something that needs pretty close attention and more than just one session of proof reading. I do use a couple of terms which is not considered “King’s/Queen’s English,” “suck” being one of them. I am too used to it to let it go now, but now that you mentioned it, I will try doing something about it.

      You save your arse “on” the field if you are on a football field. Not when you are IN the field of journalism. So you need to save your arse(or any other word of your choice) IN your field(whichever field of work/academics you plan on pursuing).

      In the case of my ex-HOD, there is too much bad blood involved. He has left the college, and I have passed out of it with all my certificates as well. The college itself would love to sue him for things he has done, and certain others that he failed to do, while still employed. πŸ˜› As fast as LA Times is concerned, I have nothing against the paper as such. I was merely indicating that anyone willing to employ a person with such poor skills in a language, to write in his/her newspaper/publication had to be stupid. I am being frank, as I have a good assessment of the language skills of the person in question.

      Thanks a lot for your comment. You are most welcome to keep coming back.

      I have a life, and I am rather pleased with the way things are headed in the same. And now I have a blog too. πŸ˜›

  19. May 7, 2009 4:39 PM

    May I ask you guys a simple thing? How many of you are actually tamils and can pronounce the language right? Excuses, I know.

    The text size is too small and the post is still huge! How I wish it was cropped, aNNA!

  20. May 7, 2009 4:56 PM

    As a third person, it looks all nasty to read about something you call as forgotten past and have people encouraging to talk about it more.

  21. May 7, 2009 4:57 PM

    Lol! I expected something along these lines from Venki. Well he does have a point, both you and me have real bad Tamil you know. But Venki this was just for humour’s sake you know. You’ve ridiculed my Tamil umpteen number of times and I just laugh along with you guys. And Adi never said those guys are inferior because of their poor English, he even mentioned that one of them was a gem of a guy even though his pronunciation was bad. It’s just that some people act like they’re omniscient even though they suck. You don’t find me aspiring to become a reporter for a Tamil newspaper now do you? Think of it along those lines πŸ˜›

  22. Adi permalink*
    May 7, 2009 5:04 PM

    Dear Mr/Ms Junker. Never did I say that it was all the forgotten past. Not so at all. The mails were exchanged just a few days ago, and by no means do I plan on keeping it private. I do what I please and talk about what I wish. At least, I can talk about whatever goes on in MY life. It is not like I have maligned people who have done me loads of good. Those who deserve credit will get it. If I wish to talk about something going on in my life, I will. It is my blog, right? Reflects on what I feel. Fair enough, right? If this looks nasty, you have seen nothing yet.

  23. Dash permalink
    May 7, 2009 5:21 PM

    I’m good at writing nasty things. πŸ˜‰

  24. Aishwarya permalink
    May 7, 2009 5:38 PM

    Lol !! It was absolutely hilarious! How do such profs get EMPLOYED?! But then i guess anyone whose English is better than Jeppiaar’s won’t have a problem in getting jobs in his colleges i spose πŸ˜›
    This brings into my mind a really funny incident which happened in cell biology lab last sem. We were all about to prick our fingers with the lancet 4 blood cell counting. The CB prof said this to us:
    Gals and all no need ma. Baays also wokay only if they dont get scared.
    Vanly (only) courage mens are need !!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    But then again hes brilliant at his subject so i will criticize him no further πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  25. May 7, 2009 8:01 PM

    Tamils have a unique way of pronouncing things. I digg it. And enviraanment (environment) is the thaarumaar-est of their room-pottu-yosicha-versions. Other works of art include sarkyoot (circuit), biraandhi (Brandy) and I won’t miss lavvu aka lauw (L<3ve).

  26. Adi permalink*
    May 7, 2009 8:16 PM

    Hahahaha! Nice one, Venkatesh! Tharumaar-est?! Hahaha! room-pottu-yosicha-versions?! Haha!

    Also, I can say “tamizh” properly. πŸ˜› My pronunciations are fine to an extent, but surely not perfect. I am not great at Tamil, but at least I admit it. I don’t make it seem like I am awesome at it when I suck at it. And yes, I realised the “length” issue myself. Will work on it from my very next post. Thanks a LOT for your comments. πŸ™‚

    And yeah, there are several other characteristic pronunciations that you find in all parts of India. The north Indians are no better when it comes to some of this stuff. And not to forget the Mallu crowd. πŸ˜›

    Dakshitha, you SAK!

    Aishwarya, nice one! Thanks for sharing that with us. “Vanly courage mens are need !!!” Hahahaha! Typically Jeppiaar-like! πŸ˜€

  27. May 8, 2009 6:52 PM

    //but at least I admit it//
    Very glad! I personally hate those scene-podura morons who try to use ‘zh’ instead of ‘r’ (as in tami’zh’ sorta) and still manage to ruin the language by one of their many adanga-maatiya-neeyi dialogues. (Eg) “I D(j)on’t tawk Taemil mann!”

    BTW than the word count, please to try to customize your font size. Consider economically backward people who still slog in computers with 640X480 resolutions – This page will be murdered by pixels!

  28. Adi permalink*
    May 8, 2009 7:56 PM

    Hahaha! Yes, I will deal with the font size tonight. As for the “Peters,” well, yeah, they are entertainers like Vadivel. Vaaya kuduthu maatikara pasanga. πŸ˜›

  29. shankaranarayanan permalink
    May 11, 2009 10:37 AM

    adi will comment later da innum fulla padikala, πŸ˜›

  30. May 11, 2009 9:53 PM

    Nowadays communication has become a big prob with people who are not well versed in english…i totally agree with all of you all.

    • May 28, 2009 10:07 PM

      Thanks for your comment, Sai. Sorry for not getting back to you on this before. I guess I had a bit too much to handle back then and I had just entered the blogosphere myself. Glad that you agree with the post. Will check out your blog soon and see if I can contribute something. πŸ™‚

  31. May 13, 2009 12:09 PM

    Hilarious post!

    I was going to say what you said in one of your comments yourself. English has gained acceptance in many parts of the world because of its flexibility and ‘inclusive’ nature. Yes, old school folks will always lament against change. But as they say, change is the only constant in the universe!

    Feedback for blog: smaller posts and larger font size will help a lot!

    • Adi permalink*
      May 13, 2009 6:49 PM

      Thanks a lot for your comment. Yeah, English did survive the test of time due to its flexibility. Something that is both good as well as bad. I am old school to the best part. So several things don’t impress me. However, that is the one thing which keeps the language as the world’s most widely spoken language. So there is not much to complain.

      Anyway, thanks for the feedback. I have had one other avid blogger tell me the same thing too. I have cut down on the size of my posts already. Will try working on some variety now. As for the font size, I have changed the theme alone now. A slight change in font size, I guess. I hope this helps. If not, I will have to make a few other changes. Please do give me feedback whenever you find the need. That will help me go a long way. Thanks once again. πŸ™‚

  32. Gayathri permalink
    May 14, 2009 12:31 PM

    Absolutely hilarious. Yet another anology that i would like to add here, one of my teachers back in school used to say,” why you shout so much. Principal just passed away!!!”

  33. May 18, 2009 9:29 PM

    and i thought this was a nice blog!
    dude, i appreciate you Indians trying to master the art of English however, when you had mastered the art of this language, you can go on and criticize others.Isn’t that fair enough?
    Blog is to express good work not to crap your personal shit!

    • Adi permalink*
      May 18, 2009 9:35 PM

      A blog is a space on the virtual world where you express your feelings. You say what you want to. If you have personal stuff, you say it. Many people use blogs as online diaries. If you like my blog, say so. If you don’t, say that as well. I did post some personal stuff. But I have drawn lines. Some are fine with it, some are not. I am new to the blogosphere and there is still a lot for me to learn. Give me time and I will refine my posts. However, I do not have the power to please each and every person who reads what I write.

  34. May 18, 2009 10:48 PM

    Much appreciated!
    you seem to be a intelligent young man.Things like this definitely makes your work look pettier.
    hope you realize that soon.
    i did have a good read here. Keep ’em coming!

    • Adi permalink*
      May 18, 2009 10:53 PM

      Thanks a lot, John. Glad that you got what I was trying to get at. I sure will strive to better my work with each post. Do keep coming back for more. And give me your feedback as well. It is only when people like you tell me what they feel that I can improve my work. I have a long way to go, and feedback can help me get there quicker. Glad that you liked the post. Thanks once again. πŸ™‚

  35. Nandhini permalink
    May 23, 2009 4:56 AM

    Hilarious post! I wonder how you’ve managed to keep your English intact, considering that you were in Sathyabama for four long years. πŸ˜€ Someone needs to give you a special trophy for ensuring that you English didn’t get ripped apart in that atmosphere. πŸ˜›

    I was laughing hard on every one of those professors’ statements and the best one was from the noble man who wanted the students to wash water in the lab! :D:D:D:D
    Keep coming up with more good posts like this one. πŸ™‚

    • May 28, 2009 10:05 PM

      Oh well, I guess James Sir must be given credit for that. But had I been more regular, and a bit more dedicated, I guess I could have improved a lot more. Anyway, nothing is lost as yet. There is still time to improve. And I will work on it whenever I can. πŸ™‚

      As for the stuff which goes on in the lab, there is a LOT more stuff. But more of the scientific stuff won’t be understood by many. So I had to leave those out. Will see if I can come up with any such thing soon. Problem is, I don’t want to talk about the professors like this anymore. Barring a few, the rest were all really nice people. They might have issues with their language, but they really were the ones who kept supporting me throughout, apart from my friends. So I felt that I had to put a stop to some of the things. I will see if I can manage something along these lines soon, though.

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