Friday, December 15, 2006

Speaking Malayalam

Mom told us she had given Auntie Baby a "katrika" tree.

Me: Is katrika the same as murniaka (drumstick)?

Mom: Aiyoooooooooooo!

Jackie: Nolar! It's karipila (curry tree)!

Mom: Aiyoooooooooooo!

Me (to Jackie): Ele! Think you so clever ah?

Mom: How many times do I have to tell you, katrika is brinjal?

Me and Jackie: Ooooooooooooooh!

Of course, I'm also the person who argued with my Auntie Granny (Auntie Baby's older sister) that "palli" was school, rather than church. Auntie Granny was born in Kerala. Nuff said.


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