Saturday, December 29, 2007
New Year Resolution
Dear Thamizh people!
Stop referring to women as 'da'. Please stop it right now. I am going to break a promise I made a long time before in this blog. I promised that I will never do the sin of broaching this subject. But I reserve the right to change my mind. So, Dear Thamizhs! The woman who is being called 'da' could be your wife, daughter, lover, woman-you-are-trying-to-flirt-with. You, the 'da' caller could be man/woman/teenager/grown-up/sexually-frustrated-old-man. Whoever you are, please stop this despicable habit. When you hear people demeaning'ly call someone as 'lacking class' 'pattikaatu kammanati' 'country brutes' 'cheri dogs' 'vaazhisal', 'disgusting person', 'komiyam', 'horse dung', 'antakshari player' - they are referring to people who call women 'da'. I know you want to express love to the woman in question and show to the public that you indeed love her. Let me represent the public's point of view and tell you something - watching you shit in your living room could potentially be a better sight than watching you call a girl 'da'. If you are desperately dying to express love, use 'maane'(deer) 'theene'(honey) 'ponmaane'(golden deer). I can tolerate that. Not 'da'.
There used to be a gang of boys in college/school whose primary purpose is to mock/'ottify' and generally rape the crap out of gooey/vazhisal classmates. They do it in public so that these gooey guys/girls will never forget it for their lives. As people grow up, the gang who disciplines the gooey guys/girls have disappeared and the gooey folks grew up to be people who call women 'da'. The maahaaaaa 'thondu'/service the gang mockers did for the society has been largely unrecognized. When I become CM of TN I will see to it that such people get at least a PadmaShri.
P.S: The nasty kind of Thamizh people who have the habit of making 'New Years Resolution' are typically the detestable kind of people who also call women 'da'. Hence the title. They can kindly factor this into their New Year Resolution.