Saturday, January 17, 2009

Things I've never been able to understand-IV

When the term 'rani' is so sweet and appealing, why, in the same domestic context, does 'maharani' become an insult?

12 comments:

Aneela Z said...

Marie Antionette (arey bhaiya Monginis ka cake try karey), Queen Victoria (promise hum India jaayengey), Mumtaz Mahal (mera wala marble kab aayega), Queen Elizabeth II (oho Diana tenth standard pass bhee nahee hai?)....need I explain why you would be wary to draw comparision with any of these maharanis?

eve's lungs said...

Lol - and Raja?Maharaja too - don't be sexist , Dipali :P

dipali said...

@aneela: Your comment is way funnier than my postlet!
@eve's lungs: True- I know I'm being totally subjective and sexist out here.

D said...
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D said...

D said...
It's like asking why "saala" is an abuse when it's just what you would call your wife's brother!

Lol @ Aneela's comment.

Phoenixritu said...

LOL, I am sooooo going to use this and Aneela's comment! *evil chuckle and rubbing my hands in anticipation*

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

honestly, i havent a clue but may be coz when we over-do something we make it sound sarci.? so rani is good but maharani is not good!
madira

Pri said...

well i guess it follows the principle of 'too much of a good thing is bad' :p (even if it means a 'royal status')

Usha said...

Interesting - why indeed?

Artnavy said...

yes!! now that you say it. . .

Mampi said...

How very pertinent to ask.

Unmana said...

D: "saala" is apparantly an abuse because it expresses the desire of sleeping with your sister. (Thankfully no one had explained that to me as a kid.)

Nice post, Dipali!