Sunday, November 28, 2010

In Praise of C - on a Sunday


It is time for some more fascinating utterances from C.

Ara, is here on a brief recess from college. He is twenty, and seems to have ceased growing vertical. I commented this fact the other night. He would be around 5’9 , that is almost  three inches shorter than I’m . In fact I and C thought all the while, he might shoot past the 6” mark. Well that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Ara was a bit annoyed that he has ceased growing tall physically. Hearing my comment he turned to his mother and said. “Amma this is because of you, your midget height” (incidentally C is 5”4). He continued, “I have taken after your height and that is why I do not grow taller physically than  atcha”. He expressed his frustration mildly. Adding to his little frustration  Radhu is growing vertically by the day, and her legs seem to be almost two thirds of her height. She is already 5’7 and is only 17.

Not to be left behind C jumped out with the statement denying her genetic responsibility in Ara not growing  tall than he is now. She said, “ Ara  you ceased to grow tall because you did not heed my advice to hang daily”.

Ara and I,almost in chorus shouted, “rather not put on height if only you would refrain from your fabulous observations in English”. Ara continued , "Amma you should say ‘pull- ups’, and not hanging, Funny a mother asking his son to hang daily ... ha h ha" . The cruelty of literal translation of mallu words and ideas to the Queens English!

I guess anything more of C’s will be too full for the Sunday!

9 comments:

Insignia said...

Ha ha. Literal translation of words from our native tongue does bring funny situations as these.

Balachandran V said...

You could make a bestseller out of C's bloopers! :)

anilkurup said...

@ Insignia,
It's not the literal interpretation or translation that is special about C's bloopers , its more. If you go back into my posts there is a post with the same title describing more fun we had from her comments.
Good thing is she takes these discussion with fun, if not my life would be perilous

anilkurup said...

@ balan


if not
Penguin or Viking ,must approach Current or DC.

Insignia said...

good for you :) I shall take a look at your earlier post.

deeps said...

to me it sounds like talk on growing horizontally and vertically on a sunday :P

anilkurup said...

@ Deeps

Any which way.

dr.antony said...

Anil,
You are lucky you have her as company. But,is there a rule? Didn't she convey the message? She does it purposely to "pull" you.

anilkurup said...

@ dr antony,

Yes yes the message was conveyed and that made the difference .