Friday, April 09, 2010
I heard an over-enthu desi say "holy moley" in the the middle of the conversation with white people. Maybe he was trying to be a dude, or he saw too many Captain Marvel cartoons and thought it sounded right inside his head. But when he said it in a desi accent - it came out very funny. Couldn't suppress a giggle. Its not that hermes root will not protect the desi god. But there is a good reason why desis don't say things like "holy moly" "great Scott!" "holy smoke" or for that matter "ten thousand thundering typhoons" or "blistering blue barnacles". The only exclamation that seems to fit a desi accent, ironically, is "holy cow".