Saturday, June 19, 2010

Unintentional hilarity

I've been following Sue's Red Marker Blogathon with great interest, and especially enjoy reading the comments. A lot of the common errors one sees have been covered, so I have little to contribute.

Among the many 'englishes' we encounter, though, the errors made by working class people who have just a smattering of the language, are often rather endearing.

The SRE's caddy sends him an SMS one morning, saying ' Call me at this nambar.'

A long ago employee had to take her daughter for a Hex-ra ( an X-ray).

According to my driver, the substitute car has many 'poblem.'

And last, but most definitely not the least, I had the plumber in last week, and among other items on his bill, this one stood out: 'Shit cover.'

Could anything be possibly more appropriate for a toilet seat?

16 comments:

Sue said...

Shit cover? Fantastic. Even better than "Bill to the Chief Engineer's backside" (Gerald Durrrell).

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

Bwwahahaha! This is clearly my fave RMB post.

And my personal fave is Hex-ra. Just simply amazing.

Parul said...

The Gold Medal for Sue's RMB should definitely go to this post. Altogether brilliant!

starry eyed said...

ROTFL at shit cover.

indianhomemaker said...

ROFL :) I agree these errors are endearing and the last one is really, really apt :)

Arundhati said...

LOL at shit cover

Fab post :)

An SMS i was sent - my madar in law is seeryas

I also like the 'punchar shop' boards

radha said...

That was truly amusing.

ajay said...

Shit cover! :D I have also heard people saying - "it's a very riksy thing to do!" :D

eve's lungs said...

Truly alarming - the SRE's caddy and Shit cover is wonderful ! My Ma had a general factotum who got a "Hema " mobike for his wedding from the in - laws ( Yamaha ,of course !

Banno said...

:) I like 'nambar' too.

Chinkurli said...

Shit cover is just brilliant! And talking about numbars...someone I know used to say "gero".

the mad momma said...

my cook calls the oven a havan!

zephyr said...

Shit cover? We should applaud him for coming up with such an apt term, shouldn't we?:D

newmumontheblock said...

LOL, shit cover is hilarious! Almost every single auto wala I've come across refers to signal as single :)

mandira said...

lol.... a LOT of ppl in bbay call a station a "tation"... i am still to figure out why!! but of course, tation is not as funny as the eg.s you have put down!

Sorcerer said...

haha..this post made me laugh out loud.
good one!