Saturday, May 23, 2009

funny incident in 10th std

When I was in 10th std all people around me had some advice ready for me.Do this don't do this.Read notes from xyz classes refer last year question paper and so on.Once some aunty suggested me to refer newly launched book which will help me to tackle unseen passages.My mom went to the shop to buy this book and told the stationary guy to give Sup book.Bookkeeper handed her Sanjeev Kapoor's Soup book.My mom told him ,I am looking for SUP book (Some unseen passage for 10th std).Bookkeeper and my mom both started laughing.When my mom narrated me this incidence I could not control my laughter.
The way we pronounce words give us very different meanings.English has some words which sound the same eg.Sale and Sell,two and too which are referred as homophones.One of my office colleague told me how her kid gets confused with spellings.Her kid is in Lkg and she was teaching her D-o-l-l is doll and B-a-l-l as ball.When her kid managd to rote one spellinng that of a Doll she asked her spelling of Ball to which kid replied B-o-l-l = Ball.

5 comments:

  1. Ha ha! I guess thats why when I was in 10th, some publisher called their series of books on imp. questions as In My Pocket series (IMP!)

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  3. Some more words that sound similar but mean different:

    English-Hindi
    1. Hug (Don't know how 'gimme a hug' would get translated).


    English-Marathi
    2. Hey bug! (see this).

    Hindi-Mallu
    3. Chumma de

    Chumma de in mallu means 'just like that', you must be knowing what it means in Hindi. :D


    Marathi-Mallu
    4. Kundi
    5. Koodi

    These statements made me laugh many times:

    Hey kundi (flower pot) majhi ahe.
    Maine upar se koodi (jump) maara.

    Both the words mean same - posterior of a man. :D

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  4. Haha.. Thts funny. I have always really wondered why English in itself is so funny with varied pronunciations and spellings. But they say it has a lot to do with the consonant-vowel digraphs .... A huge topic but interesting :)

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