conversations, humor

Language Barrier?

A conversation in Punjabi:
Uncle: Ik gull buthaa. Tinnoo Punjabi sumaj oondee ain?
Me: Ji- buchpun thoo bole di ah. Sari sumaj oondee ain
Uncle: Acha?! Bole vi sakdi ain?
Me: Um. . . ji. . . bole vi sakdi
Uncle: Huh. Minnoo Nain patha see

Translation from Punjabi:
Uncle: Tell me something. Do you understand Punjabi?
Me: Yes I’ve spoken it since childhood, I understand pretty much everything.
Uncle: Really?! So you can speak it too?
Me: Um. . .  yes. . . I can speak it too.
Uncle: Huh. Who knew?

Indeed. The conversation has left me scratching my head for days. Its not just me [is it]?

6 thoughts on “Language Barrier?”

  1. LOL, that is hilarious! I just think people don't think sometimes! I get asked “oh, you're married to a Trini, do you know about curry and roti?” I just want to tell them no, never heard of it…. Pixie


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