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Monday, February 05, 2007

TV lingo

Got to watch some tamil TV channels on the internet during the weekend. The bad tamil is no surprise. But I am trying to figure out which one is more annoying. Someone saying "Neenga idha buy pannina nalla sleep varum" or someone saying "We predicted ki this would happen" (heard somewhere in the context of Ash-Abhi hook-up).


Blogger Vee Cee said...

totally atrocious. how can they say 'panninaa' instead of 'panna'.

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Namitha speak Tamil 2 weeks back...horrified!! 4 years in TN and cant even speak 3 words in Tamil!?!?

10:21 PM  
Blogger Syam said...

athu paravalla...tamil ah kaapaathura sun tv la vara anchors ellorume...varumbothu oru hai,hello and pogum pothu singoff attakaasam thaangala :-)

10:57 PM  
Blogger Oracle said...

Tappu thappa irundhalum adhu tamizh...

Seinfield paarthu, background makkal sirrikum pozhuthu naanum sirrichu yevalavu naal oppaethuvaen...

Bring on the butler Tamil...I am missin it! :)

Oops my comment is longer than your post

11:16 PM  
Blogger I said...

Death to 'ki' and 'na'. I'll have to burn a coupla buses to show my protest against ur thamizh dhrogam.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Iam for one, who thinks as long as you understand other people,.. whatz in language? or lingo? yes ofcourse its a laugh but its OKs.. dont you think?

3:03 AM  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

I am maore comfortable with 'Kollangal' "Selvi" Tamil than the pure Paridhimaarkalaingar' Tamil.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your post reminds me of a scene in "Thenali" where kamal hasan teases the gal who interviews him from "Raj TV" saying she was speaking tamil very well before the camera was turned on and speaks funny in front of the camera :)) -- may be that is the fashion these days!

11:05 AM  
Blogger madsies said...

It the trend now-a-days!!!!

First timer here :)

12:37 PM  
Blogger KK said...

Rendum mosamthan :)

1:20 PM  
Blogger Ananya S P said...

Its seems to be the trend...

Paavam ava enna pannuva Deepa...Ellaam style dhaan :)

9:17 PM  
Blogger Ginkgo said...

so why is that wrong....
seri seri..varadhey adika :-D

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its irrelevant to your post, but considering you enjoy music by MS, I'm giving you a bit of Trivia.
MS was trained to sing Mira Bhajans for the movie Mira (where she played the role of Mira) by Sri Dilip Kumar Roy, who was a noted musician of his time. Sri Dilip Kumar was also the closest Disciple of Sri Aurobindo and a devotee of thakur Sri Ramakrishna.
A website dedicated to Sri Dilip Kumar Roy (which will have audio files of his music soon) has been recently launched.
You can access it here:

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, avaa colloquialaa pesa try panra...idula enna thappu...can u talk for a minute using no word in english? romba difficult. English la pesarchey tamil avoid panalam. but the vice versa is kashtam.


11:14 AM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

but, how different are we?

1:05 PM  
Blogger Ajay said...

neenga mothama totala solla varathu enna?

1:51 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

In a way I prefer the Major (bejaar) Sounderrajan style. He used to speak an entire sentence in Englis and then translate it immediately in Tamil or vice versa.
Stop it. Niruthunga.
sabaash, well done
badava rascal
I cannot believe it. Ennala namba mudiyala.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Ajay said...

reminds me of a sekar comedy..whos the black sheep..yaar antha karuppu aadu..

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


nenga partha vudane kovam vara madiri oru girl sun music la programe panra. she didn't know how to talk either in tamil or in english or in mixed. its quite horrible. She stand like a doll (with 5 inches make-up) with another prgm host guy. Im surprised how the producer selected her as a vj? ( i think for her face only???!!!) eppadi lam vj's irukanga aduku edhayellam nama adjust panikalamnu thonuthu. But any way these type of things should be avoided.

12:50 AM  
Blogger Me too said...

This 'loda-loda' compere-ing on television is the worsht-u!

9:12 PM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

VC, seriyana kelvi. Thats true.
TTM, Namitha has only visual-value and not aural-value. You should know what to expect.;-)
Syam, first it seemed like syle, then it seemed funny and now they seem annoying. What say you?
Oracle, I wish I could add a laughing track for your comment.:-)
I, loose a nee? Where exactly did you spot my thamizh "dhrogam"?
yuva, I cant disagree with you but that doesnt prevent you from getting annoyed when you hear them, right?
Mahadevan Sir, the selvi tamil is the normal tamil one hears on a daily basis. The anchor-tamil is the abnormal version.
Anon, I could swear I was thinking of that while watchin the program.
madsies, welcome.
KK, nattamai, theerpa maatthi sollu.;-)
AP, trend o ennavo, namma tamil apdi aayidumo nu bayamma irukku.
ginks, purinja seri.;-) The jury is out on whether its wrong or right but its annoying for sure.
Lavu, again, naan thappu nu mention pannala. Annoying nu sonnen.
Ajay and Rajesh, join the gang. uite often I remember major for that syle of talking. And I even do them deliberately.:-)
Anon, andha male VJ Ananda Kannan a or that skinny guy who talks like a girl?

10:04 PM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

Anon, thanks for the link and the trivia on Dilip kumar roy but I can't open that page. Tried many times today.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Srihari SN said...

'ki' is an English word, ungalukku idhu kudha theriyadha

7:32 AM  

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