Something that would piss Deborah Miss off


A few weeks back, my cousin and I were in deep conversation, and in a hurry, she said something likepaying the feeses”. After the mandatory leg-pulling session with the family, the matter was put aside for later use.

Some lawyer said on NDTV that his client “didn’t gotten the bail”.

Today, I heard two girls talking while waiting for a bus. It would have been just another “Come ya, what ya” chat, but for one small thing.

“Eyy, he is sooo cuuuute yaaa”

“Chee.. where is your eyeses, ya?

And Deborah Miss of the title is my 1st standard teacher who taught English, Maths, Science and most of the things I learned at age 5. She would rap us on the knuckles for bad handwriting, tirelessly correct the errors in our pronunciation and grammar… even when we were in highschool. Wonder what she says whenever she hears people talking like this…

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20 Responses to Something that would piss Deborah Miss off

  1. Tuna Fish says:

    Cannot help… Live and Let Live is my policy…

  2. saurab says:

    I am sure a lot of people would be turning in their graves.
    This reminds me of the Airtel ad, where the girl says,”Can we have some party mix ya?” Repeated viewings of the ad as because of the IPL caused more heartburn than listening to Himeshji.

  3. People pride in speaking English no matter how crude or how elegant it is. I would rather prefer Regional Languages as its more natural and spontaneous.

  4. Nirav says:

    “Deborah Miss of the title is my 1st standard teacher who taught English, Maths, Science and most of the things I learned at age 5″

    Should it not be ‘learnt’? 😉
    I know ‘learnt’ and ‘learned’ can be used interchangeably, but I am sure Deborah Miss would insist that ‘learned’ is an adjective only!

    Another common misuse that I see is people using jeans, specs, trousers as a singular noun!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very few are lucky enough to be Deborah Miss’s pupil.

  6. Monkey says:

    Whoa. Post flerrish heppens here and we not know. Whattay!

  7. AJ says:

    Hmm.. Old days. School days. So long ago, so forgotten!

  8. Karthik Ram says:

    OK! I read post two times and I cannot able to understand why you put some words in bold? 🙂

  9. wanderlust says:

    @saurab:
    empathy.
    @nirav:
    yes… you’re right. in the context, it would be right to say learnt, i guess. i suppose ‘learned’ is used in sentences like “she learned that her brother was plotting to do away with her”.
    correct me if i’m wrong
    @monkey:
    back from your haLLi where you experiment on sick folk? or still there?
    @aJ
    you’re back!
    @karthik ram:
    when people have a hazaar feeds to read, they might just skim through the post and read eyeses as eyes.

  10. pachi says:

    I remember my physics lecturer’s lingo

    kyapachitar for capacitor
    paayeents for points
    jaakee for jockey
    jee-row for zero…

    lol

  11. pachi says:

    one more

    saa-yee for psi

    lol…

  12. wanderlust says:

    no, let’s please not get into pronunciation… that’s a whole new thing altogether. grammar itself is so bad.

  13. Reema says:

    ohh now people use and speak horrible english even the newsreaders! especially the usage of Hinglish is rampant. Even when students learn communication skills in 1st yr of college still they write such funny applications for leave!

    P.S. I left quite a few commnents on some of your posts. Never got any reply from the authors of the blog. Hope u got the comments.

  14. wanderlust says:

    @reema:
    hinglish is the reason Mrinal Pande quit NDTV hindi news… imagine.
    the bad language on news channels is because they want to appeal to the youth of india, and speak their language. that starts off a vicious cycle which only results in degeneration of language.
    one contestant on a reality show kept saying “for the first few days i was in my nutshell, and so i didn’t perform”.
    i mean.. people don’t know the difference between “in a shell” and “in a nutshell”?

    and… we did get your comments… if you see it on this page, it means atleast one of us have seen it. do keep commenting… we love comments 🙂

  15. ish says:

    Uhh huh, fairly common that. I attended an English class intended for people preparing for their MBA’s and most of them there were like that. I’ve had a conversation like –

    Me – Let’s go.
    Friend – What go man? You haven’t even weared your sockses yet. Hurry up, na.

  16. wanderlust says:

    @sanaulla:
    your comment got marked spam!
    living in bangalore, i see too many people with a phoren zang to their kannada, or mix it up with a plethora of hindi and english words. *sigh*
    @ish:
    🙂
    what say about anil kapoor in tashan? his english was so badly mangled, if there was something funny, i missed it coz i couldn’t distinguish one word from the other.

  17. AJ says:

    I’ve always been around though behind the scenes. Trying to pick up pieces and get a life 😉
    Just been too busy and stuff and well some other stuff keeping me on a procrastination mode! 😦

    Though I read all the stuff as a lurker..

  18. wanderlust says:

    good to see you de-lurked.

  19. Shreevatsa says:

    Glad to hear there are still “Come ya, what ya” speakers around. I thought they were all “anyways” and Valspeak speakers these days.

  20. wanderlust says:

    alas, they are a vanishing species.

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