Me Thinks

Saturday, October 07, 2006

There it goes....

Jay has tagged me. I always wondered what this tag thing is all about. Lot of people write stuff about themselves. Frankly, its kind of flattering to know some people do actually exist who'd want to know 9 things about you.:-)

Things I love - Food, music, cricket and books (well, any reading material)
Things I hate - Artificiality, Confrontations
Favourite cuisine (Only top 2) - Indian Chinese, Thai
I am lucky because - I am always surrounded by great people (I wish my husband read my blog regularly)
I am unlucky because - The cars on the other lanes move faster and I've never won a lottery
I wish I were - a little less emotional and mentally stronger
I am very unforgiving when it comes to - Tamil pronunciations, English/Tamil/Hindi grammar and singing on a proper note. (More on the grammar part - someone who claims they are good at something can't take grammar lightly. Its OK if Vairamuthu makes a grammatical error in english or hindi but not in tamil. As an aside, I can't forgive him for penning the line "Kaalam kanindhadhu kadhavugal thirandhadhu". It has to be "thirandhana" in the song "Madai Thirandhu" from Nizhalgal)
Zodiac - Leo
Confessions - I am very religious. I lie and suck upto people if it means avoiding a confrontation. I feel very proud about some of my values. I deal better with men than I do with women and hence have more men friends than women and these women are more like men, so things are always at its best between my friends and me.

Now its my turn to tag. I hope the following bloggers haven't been tagged already.


Blogger Syam said...

me firstu.... :-)

//The cars on the other lanes move faster and I've never won a lottery//

you toooooooooo :-)

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good gripe about vairamuthu :-)

'Mugilinangal alaikiradhu mugavarigal tholainthanavo' - exact same mistake in conjugation.

Diamond probably just-passed ilakkiyam in primary school :)

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paa. Vijay who got the National award last year for 'Autograph' wrote "ovvoru pookkalumey solgiradey". Is it n't ovvoru poovum? I feel it all depends on the music and the beat the music director presents. Appodaney thaalam seriya varum. U try to correct the grammer and sing the song. Then u'll feel the difference. Indha madhiri neraya examples irukku!

2:37 AM  
Blogger ammani said...

>Frankly, its kind of flattering to know some people do actually exist who'd want to know 9 things about you.

I have no such illusions. People are interested only in themselves. Seriously. Just like you and I are.

But thanks for tagging. Good to see you back. :)

1:16 PM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

I liked reading your tag.

An aside - knowing about people is interesting, it forms the basis for gossip and argument.

In fact posts are interesting because they reveal something about the author, to which the reader can relate. Remember the pets issue.

PS: I am not confronting you - just expressing my opinion ;)

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Frankly, its kind of flattering to know some people do actually exist who'd want to know 9 things about you.<

Sorry to disappoint you, but I tagged you for the sole reason of keeping up with the tag tradition.

Didn't want to be the one who breaks it, especially when it was sent by a fellow blogger whom I like.


5:57 AM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

Syam I guess everyone feels this way.
TTM, you dont need to know Tamil ilakkiyam for writing correct verses. What say you?
Latha, it might sound different coz we are used to that word while singing such songs. So I dont know if I'd agree with you.
Ammani, I wasn't serious when I wrote that. If I really felt that way, I wouldn't have typed it lest someone broke the bubble. Who really wants to hear "You want to know 9 things about me? Oh!you must be my fan". Right? I was just kidding.
Thanks visitor.
Jay, I think I've explained my stance to Ammani. So dont worry thinking that you've tagged a narcissist.;-)

8:57 AM  
Blogger Me too said...

Tags are fun as long as you are not tagged(just like in the game, tag!)

While in the tamil grammar topic, I've always felt in the song "Amma endrazhaikaadha" the "verondru edhu" sounds odd. Is that a mistake too or am I mistaking?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Me said...

...what no south indian food....:o

ungaluku lam idli oda soy sauceyum & dosaiku nadula boiled broccoli vechi kudukanam...;)

[& adhu kooda nalla dhan irukum nu mattum pls dont tell...:p]

3:45 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

Conjugative errors in poetry is allowable.

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I wanted to say the same thing as Rajesh. At least in Tamil film songs, it's very common and may be one has got used to it.

But, at the same time, something like "ovvoru pookkalume" does sound really bad to me.

10:31 AM  
Blogger I said...

yeah, ppl that can't write prose write poetry.

12:57 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

Are u talking about some English exam with "Answer any one of the following in about 1000 words"?

9:25 PM  
Blogger ammani said...

Just thought of another horror grammaticus. 'Neengalo naangalo nerungi vandu sollungal' from 'Aayiram malargale malarungal'. Enna pethal idhu?

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if it the lines you mentionedd were supposed to mean this: "kaadhal dEvan kaaviyam
neengaLaa, alladhu naangaLaa? nerungi vandhu sollungaL!" Not that big a pethal, if you ask me.

On the other hand, reading that line alone, it seems as if the lyricist really messed up mixing first person and second person.

Of course, when it comes to songs (and more so if it's IR), I am deaf to lyrics.

5:07 AM  
Blogger TamilPonnu said...

Hilarious..Ur not unlucky!!! just change lanes..

I will post mine today..

8:29 AM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

MT, that line in that song sounds wrong, dont know if it is. He could have used "Vaeringu yedhu" instead.
Me, I eat South Indian food almost everyday and I need it to survive. Fav. cuisines are more like "wants".
Rajesh, really? I didnt know that. But they sound awful.
Zero, agree with you on "ovvoru pookkalum".
I, what do you mean?
Ammani, "Evano oruvan" song from Alaipayuthey takes the cake for petthal. Listen to that again if you have time.
Thanks TP.

8:12 AM  
Blogger I said...

illa. illa. summa solli pathen, nalla irukka nu.

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The song "Poongatrile un swasathai.." from Uyirae (tamizh Dilse) goes like this:
உயிரை வேரோடு கிள்ளி
blah blah செந்தீயில் தள்ளி
என்னை கொன்றாளே கள்ளி
Rhyming just for the sake of rhyming
சுவரில் பாத்தானே பல்லி
பூக்காரி வித்தாளே மல்லி
புடவை கடை அது நல்லி
முருகன் வைஃபு வள்ளி

மாதிரி லைன்ஸ் ஏன் அவரு add பண்ணலைன்னு ஐ யாம் யோசிச்சிங்

12:49 PM  
Blogger I said...

deepa, ty.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Ramnarayan said...

It's called poetic licence. Poetry is allowed to break the rules of grammar. Poor Vairamuthu! I'm sure he never knew he would earn your ire one day.

There are many, many such instances in both poetry and film songs.

Sorry, I didn't mean to score a point. Just an observation. Keep up the good work.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Itchingtowrite said...

first time on your blog. really cool. & i too hate grammatical mistakes.

12:58 AM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

True Bubby. That song can compete with Kannukku Mai azhagu song. X ku Y azhagu, you can substitue any word for X and Y.
I, you are welcome.
Abhorigine, my ire is inconseuential.:-)
itchingtowrite, welcome and thank you.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Lavanya said...

atleast u should give credit to these guys for they r not being as worse as the lyricist of "dailamo dailamo","uyalala" and the likes...and when u don't have rhyming words, it becomes more like a dialogue that rendered musically. like pancha thanthiram's "ennodu kadhal endru"...But am sure u can confront lyricists using english words...Its only in indian songs that its considered a fad to use english words....

5:04 PM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Reference gripe about Vairamuthu:

If you dont mind have a look at Poetic licence.

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Aiyayo, aborigine has already made that point :(

11:23 AM  

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