Monday, August 23, 2010

Spell as you speak

Some years ago, in Manish complex, right above the elevator button I saw a hand-written sale notice of household items posted by a resident, an Iranian who was planning to move back to Iran. One of the items was "Cut". Few minutes of thinking, could not figure out what "Cut" could be. I decided to check with the Irani. I rang his door bell, he himself answered.

me: I saw your list of items. What is "cut"?

Irani: Cut... you sleep on it ...cut ...bed.

me: Oh! You mean cot?

Irani: Yes yes cut. You interested to buy my cut? Good condition.

me: No thanks!

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1 comment:

Shilpa Vernekar said...

How much of a difference spelling can make