Anyway back to the point of this blog. I think we should just change the spelling for Love and make it lauve. Just the way Tweleve should be changed to tolve. I mean - there is no point nowadays. People should give up and make an amendment in the thesauras. Nobody says 'love' anymore. Its always lauvu or lauve. Its a simple pronounciation but I never understood the urge to local tamilify it by butchering the pronounciation.
Whats with the noun-ifying ( I know) of words like Youth. "Nalla youth-aana paiyyan sir" - "kaantrila yuth-ellam pongi ezhuvaanga".
The two common "vechikarthu" also drives me up the wall. The two are (a) Pathirikai vekkarthu (2) sex vekarthu. I mean do people - like - keep it in a room, come out and say "please go look inside I have kept a "pathirigai" in that room.". "Sex vekkarthu" is more mind boggling. Where do you keep the sex? More importantly What the hell do you keep wherever you keep the sex? Whats the deal with converting a verb into an inanimate object-noun. I wont begin on the "uravu vechirukken". It is just too complicated.
While I have made fun of 'middal' (middle) 'unkaal' (uncle) 'laaaeft'(left) 'koomputer' that I got to hear in pune, or the the irresistable urge of people from Andhra to pronounce the 's' in Island (iceland) and the 'r' in iron (i-run) and southern (satha-run) - I am even more amazed at the "tayathukku (time) madathu (madam) kitta foratha(form) vaangittu poidunga"
Lets not even get into "coolings irukka?" " cooling illa sir" "feeling avathinga" and when there is only one lady in question people say "sir ladies kitta ippadiya pesarthu". Instant death to nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Updates: The top 10:
10) Naaek'a uruvittanda (Knack)
9) Oru limit'oda irunthukko (Limit)
8) sir! underaayar podunga sir! (underwear)
7) enna machi avutta ? (Out)
6) enna sir fleet'u vekkava (Pleats)
5) tensaan paarti machi!
4) aiyoo taarchar thaangalai (Torture)
3) tonti (Twenty)
2) The h, g, t, d, p confeesan: Meha Serial, Bahavaan, Magesh, Arai Drauser Senthil, Bathmini (Padmini)
1) My # 1 Peeve in English Kolai (From Meha Serial) : Aaeeenti (Aunty)
P.S: Bonus: Prate Kampayni (Private Company)