Monday, November 12, 2007

Waaththa fuck...

Otha. Pronounced as Oaththa or Waaththa. Depending on conditioning. It is a tamil word that translates to 'Fuck'. Emitting this word loudly calms me a bit. The english equivalent doesnt. But where i come from it is considered cool to say 'Fuck'. Cooler if you say it aloud. And way cooler if there are women around and you announce you dont care. But you say 'Otha', you are a lungi wearing truck driving lecherous pervert. I dont have anything against lungi wearing. Or truck driving. But i might have something against lecherous perverts. So if someone thinks i am one i wont like it. This has had some serious repercussions. Around here, kids are brought up to beleive "Man saying Otha = Very bad man". And going by last year's opinion-pool, men kindof grow out it, but women dont. So basically my chances of hitting it off with with any tamil-knowing girl were ruined. Same applies for non-tamil-knowing girls who know tamil-knowing girls (cos tamil-knowing girls tend to protect non-tamil-knowing girls from 'Very bad men'). That pretty much covers all the girls in my RADAR. And i hold this and only this fully responsible for my singularity :). Now you see my problem. Tch tch...

ps: If i find a otha-emitting girl i'll pursue her unto death...

pps: Is this problem local to just tamil. I mean if you're a telugu speaking guy and you shout out 'Dhengu' (that's telugu for 'Fuck'), and the girl you might probably fancy is in the vicinity, would she think of you as anything more than scum (atleast to start with) ?

15 comments:

swami the otha' othaa said...

othaa nice blog da... machi matrimony site'la idha oru condition'a "must be a otha emitting gal" 'nu podu daa..

Peridot said...

I actually lernt this word from my very hard core Tamilian boyfriend who swears that he doesnt use it anymore...I kinda think he does, just not in front of me!

TS said...

Ha ha, try saying anything that ends with 'chod' up North.

Same fate.

Mystique said...

ooh.
tragedy.
no i really don't get the big deal.

frissko said...

swami - i havent enlisted in a matrimony site...but now that u mention it, shud probably do it as a social experiment...and if i do, will definitely add this condition :)...

peridot - I am sure he still uses it. With 'Otha' once bitten always smitten...

ts - Ha, thats heartening (though i always suspected that)...

mystique - k, this was an exaggerated take on the double-standards in the perception of invectives mouthed out in the native tongue as against english...
(and to truly know what i am talking about you should've been at the receiving end of super-dirty looks when the said words are mouthed out:)...

Krishnamoorthy Karthikeyan said...

adango.. enndada achu ... any way good blogda :)

Trauma Queen said...

"ps: If i find a otha-emitting girl i'll pursue her unto death..."

i put a spoofy matri profile as an experiment for a paper i was writing (sociology) and well - i was shocked ot know i actually ahd some normal looking.sounding folks responding :P

so u never know man - go ahead - othafy ;)

Trauma Queen said...

btw ive given u a role in my script - see me blog....but u have to watch ekta kapoor serials and analyse it in detail as part of ur homework :)

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Mac said...

At last there's something in your blog I could relate to! ;-)

On behalf of O-THE-GANG, I completely endorse what you've said here :-)

PS: a very gratifying way of pronouncing 'otha' is to bite the tip of your tongue when you say the second syllable ('th')

pRicky said...

its the same in hindi and punjabi...
pity though!!!

theanalogkid said...

otha is my fullstop otha.

frissko said...

kicha - onnum aala da, was in a mood for a vague post :)...

trauma - i am sure there are regular folks out there in matri-sites...just dont see myself as someone who'd land there :)..

mac - i knew u'd relate to this :)...after i posted this i wanted to come back and attribute my lack of 'success' in wipro to being part of O-The-Gang, dint get around to doing it...

pricky - atleast there is consistency :)...

tak - otha sooper...

wormtongue said...

saar Thank you... :)
you finally solved a big mystery for Me and my gf.. we have been wondering where da hell we can find the right tamil word for "fuck" for ages!!!!

Hari said...

ada paavi... ithu unakke overaa theriyalayaa...