help you go through life and also put you into trouble.
for instance the word ‘miss’. I never got to finding out why
they call a young lady as well as something you cannot get as
‘miss’. Some pundits have tried to explain the phenomenon as
a masculine idea because of the misses being missed. You will
have to agree that indeed hits are few and afar. Some ladies
even after having their say in the kabin nama prefer,
more like prepurr, being prefixed as Miss. It makes them sound
younger. It also keeps their husbands on their toes. No wonder
most husbands appear taller than their better half.
will also have to keep on wondering why a shing of
goru fame as well as a car’s honk oblique hoot oblique
beep are both bracketed as ‘horn’. The games that some ethnic
people play with a ferocious bull bulldozing a horde of people
down a crowded street makes you wonder why your car could not
do just that and call it a game. A car horn has nowadays been
reduced to an ineffective acoustic nuisance. Perhaps traffic
worldwide is so bad that you literally have to use a cow’s guta
to make your way through.
of course, the ladies all have a good laugh when they realise
that a ‘guy’ is available both in the animal as well as the
human world. In fact, one of the favourite pastimes of some
womenfolk is to milk their guy of some hard cash. It also calls
for research whether it is this milking mutuality that qualifies
the two for the common title. Someone (sex concealed on request)
keeps on telling me it is the brain that has been made equivalent
here, but I dare not write that for fear of backlash from Naro
Andolon, an upcoming group that is rising gradually.
have no hesitation about understanding why the government and
family domesticity are both known as ‘home’. There is war afoot
in both, and of course in both we are trying continuously for
peace and harmony under the continuing threat of conflict from
a most improbable cause and quarter. Also in both the matter
of resignation is of utmost seriousness and taken only as a
very last resort. Even if conditions are teeta one
has the inclination to trudge on for fear of what people will
have observed that often after a police ‘source’ is killed most
unfortunately under unnatural circumstances, it is usually revealed
that he too had a criminal record. It is not fair because the
deceased cannot defend his reputation. Some even refer to them
as ‘chores’. It is a matter of mystery how these people, apparently
useful, are recruited, how they are compensated and whether
the whole thing has any legal basis.
the guy who instead of calling up the girl took a gold ring
to her place the other evening because she had mentioned earlier
in the day: ‘Please ring me!’ I always say people should never
take matters seriously. That is when the matter actually becomes
serious. It did. She slammed the door on his face.
I am acquainted with never found out why after every time he
missed a sitter at a Chittagong golf course, and that was more
than twice per hole, his local caddy always swore: ‘Chit’. He
could even say, ‘I naw find out’.
though the meaning is as clear as broad daylight. A couple in
their car were stopped by red lights at a crossing in Dhaka.
A beggar approached the lady first and begged, ‘Khalamma, please
give me something’. The lady did not make a move. So the beggar
went over to the other side and began his routine again but
this time he said, ‘Nana, please give me something’. When the
lady looked at her husband, her sparkling eyes conveyed, ‘I
told you, you should dye your hair’. Needless to say al that
the poor beggar got was a big scorn.