I haven’t been to this sphere for ages, but have been keeping an eye on my buddy over here.
The call of the mother tongue pulled me out of this early retirement!
Well as buddy might protest that I’m a disgrace to the race of tamilians but in my defense “enneku tamil purunjadu ana peshartaka kashtama ikrikum”…
But the funniest language related incident I remember is when..
My uncle, aged 5 in the erstwhile Calcutta, asked my grandfather a question of usual childlike wonderment about nature,in a cocktail of bengali, hindi and tamil..
“Litchi-uda bichi jammen-la potuta gaach uug aagama??”
which roughly translates to “A litchi seed if sown, will a tree grow?”
Pat came my grandfather’s reply-“Mali-la poi puch panni paara!!”