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  1. Last weekend after work, I went for a few drinks to one of the restaurants in Andheri.

    I somehow love filling out those feedback forms, hoping someday they are going to call me saying “Ms.Rohra, your feedback was so valuable, you’ve won free drinks for a lifetime here” 😀

    So as I happily began to fill the form, what do I see? Spelling mistakes! and I in my constant seeking of improvement went right ahead and corrected them.

    At the end of the form lay a chotu sa note saying “All spelling mistakes are intentional.” I felt like such a fool, but then I promptly added “The corrections are intentional too.” 😀

  2. S: Do not be so sure. At the risk of sounding snobbish, after you see where a large majority of Sylhetis in London live, you may not want to avail of their B&B hospitality. 😉

  3. Idea,

    Trust you to capture these :-)how about a dinner by myself-pretty on a rainy evening :-p even if that happens on XX factor


    Am a Sylheti from my father’s side (Sylhetis are known to crash their spelling knowledge, my mom is ever thankful to God that I didn’t inherit that among other things) and am told am assured of free bed and breakfast even if all of you deny it to me, as and when…so I will always hail Motor Paneer(also that’s how bengalees would pronounce it)

  4. Hmm. Nearly all soi-disant Indian restaurants in India are run by Bangladeshis from Sylhet. The give-away sign? Look for ‘Motor Paneer’ in their menu.**

    It is difficult for some to transition from WYSIWYW (what you speak is what you write) languages to those like English where all existing simultaneously are tough, dough, through. Enough!

    ** That new spelling ‘mutter paneer’ brings up a whole raft of vegetable jokes. What did the peas say to one another? Nothing they just ‘muttered’. What does the potato say when it picks up the phone? “Alooo!!”