Wednesday, March 26, 2008

An ode to the mamis

Place: A residential community in Chennai
Scene:-Vegetable vendor(Vv) on the street shouting "kathrikka, vendaikka"

Mami 1(M1) comes out of her house to buy some vegetables.

M1: Yennappa kathrikka enna velai?

Vv:Kilo 12 roobai mami

M1:Ennappa nee nekkum sethu velaya sollara?

Vv: Ellamey velai yeri pochu mami

Meantime Mami 2( M2) joins the conversation

M2:Yenna mami eppdi irukkel? Aathula ellarum sowkiyama?Ungala paathey oru vaaram aaradhu.

M1:Aamam mami, orey busy ayiduthu. Velai kai ozhiyavey illai.Pona vaaram ivaroda anna payyanum maatu poonnum inga vanthuruntha. Avaalukku therinjava moolama namma Madhavanukku oru varan vanthurukku, athaan ponna poi paakalameynu ponom.

M2:Oh, ponnu entha edam? Avaa eppdi pattava?

M1:Ponnu west mambalam. Ava appa Indian Overseas bankla managera irukkar. Mami house wife.Orey ponnu, pikkal pidungal kedayathu.Nalla manushaala theriyara.

M2: Ponnu pakka eppdi irukka? Nichayam pannitela?

M1: Ponnu MCA padichutu software companyla vela pakkara mami. Maa nerama irukka, nanna kalaiya irukka.Mariyathaya pesina.Nichayam pannalai. Madhavan paathu sarinnu sonna, nichayam panniduvom.

M2:Appo Madhavan India varaana?

M1: Illai mami,antha ponnu adutha maasam velai vishayama Chicago pora.Appo Madhavanum avalum anga paathuppa. Intha kaalathula enga mami udaney nichayam panna mudiyarathu?

M2: Atha chollungo mami.Kuzhandaigal pathu, phonela pesindey irukkukal.Namma ellam photo kooda paathurukka maatom.Etho periyava sollaraleynu thalai aatinom.Ithugal appdi illaye. Pothathaukku cinema ginema vera.Inha kaalathu pongalum ithu venum athu venumnu na irukka.

M1:Ennamo mami, namma kaila enna irukku. Ellam baghavan prabtham. Nanum Madhavan kitta sollitten, itho paaruda nee paathu pidichuruntha sollu, udaney nichayam pannidalam.Avaa thaane senthu vaazha pora. Athugal santhoshama irukkanumey.

M2:Appo koodiya seekiram unga aathula nalla kariyam nadakka porathunnu sollungo.

M1:Paakalam mami, yaarukku theriyum baghavan yaarukku enna ezhuthi irukkarnu. Seri mami, naan kelambaren. Pottadha potta padi vanthurukken.

M2: Sari mami. Saayangalam kovila paakalam.

12 comments:

Clueless said...

Wow, this post was a treat to read. Tamil mami lingo!Excellenta vetti kathai eluthirukka. Kalakitta mami.

Albert Einstein said...

Typical Iyer Tamil accent. Excellent writing. Kadasila andha kathrikka karan enna anan :-)

ss said...

@CLUELESS
enna poi mami listla sethuttiye?

@ALBERT
thanku. kaikari kaarana dealla vittutom

pooja said...

Boy oh boy, I soooo loved this post. But somehow when you say mami, all that comes to my mind is mylapore.It was a delight reading the tamil mami lingo.Thanks for that.Just awesome

ss said...

@POOJA
thanks.i got so nostalgic wen i was riting this..its such fun talking this way..

Sanjay said...

Kalakkal mami talks.Too good.

ss said...

@SANJAY
thanks

MMC said...

ada pavi....ithanayum tamilile pesiyittal eppadi non-tamilianskku puriyum?

ss said...

@MMC
am sorry. that post was meant to b so..its the way the typical brahmin mamis talk..cudnt help it.

satish said...

lol..a treat to read..nambe athule amma epadi pesuvalo apadiye irruku..a real gud one

ss said...

@SATISH
thanks a lot sat!

Anonymous said...

Hey.. Konjha neram Mylapore-ukku poittu vandha feeling ;) Nalla post..