Wednesday, March 15, 2006

PITCHING IN


Saw this slogan outside a gift shop yesterday:
"Pichkaaris available for cheap prices"
Was shocked though I knew it couldn't mean what it looked like.
A friend then explained that Pichkaari is a device used to spray Holi colors!

I still find the sound of that word very funny! :-D

For those who don't know thamizh, "pichkaari" means "beggar woman".

30 comments:

Jo said...

LOL!!!

Matty said...

Iyyo..comedy..
Happy Holi buddy..
wish you have a colorful life ;)

Jeevan said...

haha.... I think there will a reason for them to keep this name. Happy Holi.:)

vishy said...

I had the same thoughts when I first heard the word.

Archana Bahuguna said...

Vinesh, thanks for visiting ... Pichkaaris :-) yes ... and balloons .. they are real fun during holi :-).

Eclectic Blogger said...

haha.. vaazhga tamizhagam

Gladtomeetin said...

Even i has the same shock and effect when i heard it the first time, during my times in Bombay !

Happy Holiiiiiii :-))

vasanthi said...

hey pichaikaari-in tamizh and pichkaari if a foreigner tries saying it.

Sneha Acharya said...

pichkaari .. eh eh he he !!!!!

maha said...

i myself was taken aback when i read the first line in this blog.... good one :@)

KARY said...

Good one Vinesh! I know the term sounds awkward in Tamil

RandomThoughts said...

Hope u had a wonderful Holi, now that u know what u use to play with a PICHkari!

Rashmi

harry said...

even i initially read it as pichaakaari only and that too despite knowing hindi very well... nice musing..

Archana said...

Hahahha :-)!

Sid said...

he he he....u seem to be pretty susceptable to such stuff....i still remember dat article in which u mentioned readin a sign dat said "for females contact......" really cracked me up....

Vinesh said...

Hehehe!
More such stuff will come up on this blog! :-)

Shiv said...

Ada paavi..Hahaha.. Too much!!

praveen said...

hahahaha.....thats wat i thot when i saw it too

The Bhandari's said...

Pichkaari in hindi means to let out a spray of anything water, color etc so I don't think this word is funny...
Still it's nice to increase my vocab for coming to know other meaning could be beggar women

Anyways nice blog out here with nice template catch u later
~preeti

anup.777 said...

lolz ... :)

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Vinesh, wish you had written this with a Photo !

Funny.!!

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Vinesh, wish you had written this with a Photo !

Funny.!!

Aravind said...

first time here...

ROTFL :)
neenga "Pichakkaris" vanganeengala??

Murali said...

ROFL :)

யாத்திரீகன் said...

machaan.. un kanula mattum thaanda ithelaam paduthu ;-)

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rags said...

aaha good one :)

Kusum Rohra said...

I didn't know that tamil is also called thamizh.

A collegue of mine is tamil and she has taught me quite a few words.

Roombh nice blog da :)

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa!!

I can understand ... lol ...

is thamizh same as Tamil?

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