Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Athimber Day

While there are other high confidence indicators of retardedness, celebration of mother's day, father's day, friendship day and valentine's day is the probably the best  indicator. 

Every time I wonder how Sati, child marriage, un-touchability and so many other superstitions quickly became a fad and became injected into blood stream of society so quickly, I needn't look further than Mother's day. People will start doing any stupid thing as a ritual provided you package it to them with appropriate incentives and societal peer pressure. 

Athimber Day should be celebrated in honor of the sagacious Athimber who will dispels nonsense in any family gathering.

17 comments:

I said...

I vote for Machinichi Day to reciprocate the Athimber Day honors.

B o o. said...

Talking about athimber reminds me, ever wonder why there is no term for thambi pondaatti and thangai purushan in Tamil? Amidst chinna orpadis, periya naathanaars, ammangas, ammanjis, shaddagars, machinis, etc,,... Thambi pondaattis and thangai purushans make a sad pair! I vote for Thanni and Thathimber and want to celebrate Thanni day on oct 2nd and Thathimber day on feb 14th! Who do i talk to regarding this? ;)

White Rice Vellachami said...

Boo,

thambi pondatti i have no idea. thangai purushan is maaplai. that is how u apisially call him.

வழிப்போக்கன் said...

There is no specific term for "Thambi Pondatti" for the simple reason that she is always Junior in age and rank and so is addressed by all the seniors in the family.
It has been correctly commented that "Thangai Purushan" is called "Mappillai" by the Annas and Thambis of Thangai.

B o o. said...

In Tambrahm, a woman does nt call her "naathanaar" or "orpadi" or "machinar" by the relationship name, right? its akka, manni and anna if they are older and by name if they are younger. so why is nt there a relationship name for thambis wife? and if my akkas husband is athimber and not mappillai, why thangais husband is mappillai?

And by the junior logic, why pondaati, thambi, thangai when they are all obviously junior? ;) puriyaadha pudhir!

White Rice Vellachami said...

Boo,

I dont know about thambi pondatti but i guess if the brother is older he is in the position of father and therefore calls his younger sister's husband maaplai.

Sridhar said...

Kind of silly and absurd of you to compare Sati, Child-Marriage, and Untouchability to Mother's Day. You may find Mother's day inane, but it is harmless. Sati, CM and Untouchability were social evils, crimes against humanity.

Anonymous said...

70 years - bothu dont realize you didnt live at all by be-litting a lot of things and become that grumpy old man no one likes (read no one including you). Have fun and live a little hawkeye...:-)
The more I read your blog, more I feel sorry for you dude!

Thala said...

Athimber is the only relationship in tambram where both father and son address one as athimber.. Father will adress akka husband as athimber while his son will adress athai husband has athimber.. Athimber day is a special day indeed.

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The Raj said...

Thambi's wife =ThaNNi

Anonymous said...

Hmm maybe being retarded and going with the flow is more fun than being highly intelligent and cynical about everything:))

Also just curious does ur family share the same views?????

If your kid brings a Mother's day/ Fathers's day art from School innocently do you take it up with the School about the School and the Staff being retarded??? Or is there a non retarded school for families like yours???

A Retard....

Hawk Eye said...

anonymous who feel sorry for me,

its really awesome that you have finally found a way to have fun. its very ceative and fulfilling.

i am sure when i am 70 yrs old, i will regret not having the intellect to utilize the only available fun thing in the world.

Hawk Eye said...

i think thambi's wife should be called 'ambini'

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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