ঽঽౘౙ ఱశషఫ డఘఋ౮ ౯ేంొోౌ ౻షబఖ ఆఇఈ ఊఋ ఊఋలఁೲౡఫఠఅ ఐౌోసశఢ ౠౙ
ౠౙ ౸౹ఫడ ఋఊ ౠౖౣౕ౾
As "Yorkshire Pudding" attracts so many well-educated and well-travelled visitors, I am confident that most of you will have already translated the joke from Telugu. You are probably in stitches!
Incidentally, to my amazement, Mrs Pudding said she had never even heard of the Telugu language. Incredible!
Just in case there are others out there who are unfamiliar with Telugu, it is of course spoken widely in the eastern Indian province of Andhra Pradesh. In fact, it is the first language of over 75 million Indian citizens. It belongs to the Dravidian family of languages and can be traced back to 400 B.C..
Confession - I was just exploring the "Insert Special Characters" facility on the Blogger composition page where for example you can also find
(North American Cherokee Letters)
Question What is the woman in the cartoon at the top saying to her husband?
"I'm off to the black friday sales"ReplyDelete
It is true that the people of Andhra Pradesh are generally dark-skinned.Delete
Well, I've heard of Telugu but must admit I had no idea what it was. Here we have a syllabic system for aboriginal languages.ReplyDelete
That lady is an Indian Micro Manager. She's saying, "I'm off to see my toy boy Red!"Delete
"I had a little mishap with the car but don't worry dear, the police officer I hit was not on duty at the time."ReplyDelete
And he's saying, "You remind me of an American lady called Bonnie!"Delete
"I'm cooking salmon en croute for your supper..."ReplyDelete
And he's saying, "Can't we have beams on toast?"Delete
Beams on toast sounds rather splintery!Delete
Ooops! I meant beans! (Not been feeling well)Delete
Talk to the hand, the face aint listening.ReplyDelete
Nice one ADDY!Delete
Google Translate says the English translation is:ReplyDelete
ঽঽ ౘౙ శ శ శ డ డ ఋ 8 8 9 ౻ ౻ ౻ బ బ ఖ ఊ ೲ ೲ ౡ ఠ ఠ ఐ ఐ ఐ ఐ ఐ ఐ ౠౙ ౠౙ ౸౹ ౠ ౠ
I don't remember learning most of those symbols in English class in school, but . . . *shrugs* . . . I don't argue with The Google.
Until I read the other comments, I didn't realize the assignment was to caption the photo; however, now that I do, here is my best (well, actually, mediocre and uninspired) effort:
"Dear, does this outfit make me look fat?" (hence the frightened look on the gent's face)
I hope your cold is none the worse for the outing the other day, YP!
An original caption suggestion Jenny. Thank you. Thanks also for thinking about my health. It has been an "off" week but I have battled through. Still not better yet.Delete
I am not as well-educated or as well-travelled as your other visitors, qw I would have said Telugu was a language of the Philippine Islands, although now that I think about it, I must be thinkin of Tagalog. Alex Trebek would be turning over in his grave if he were dead, which he isn't. Yet. Also, I went to Google Translate just like Jenny and got the same response she did, which leads me to believe that you were just throwing random characters on the screen. You are a sly one. But you knew that. In addition one cannot highlight the text portion of the cartoon to take to Google Translate as the entire cartoon moves; one supposes that it is a pdf.ReplyDelete
I have no offering for a caption and am considering taking a cyanide pill.
qw = asDelete
I had anticipated that cunning North American visitors might go a-googling so I embedded a security bug within the Telugu text ensuring that there would be no cheating.Delete
Please don't swallow a cyanide pill! Your family would be deeply distressed and I would miss our regular transatlantic jousts.
North American Cherokees have their own letters? That's news to me. (Betraying my Anglocentric substandard North American public school education.)ReplyDelete
I would also have guessed Telugu is from the Philippines! "Rhymes" and I made the same mistake...
I think she's saying, "I've only pretended to speak Telugu all this time, but now I'm going back to North America to explore my Cherokee roots."
That's funny. That's what I want her to be saying.Delete
Blogger is just a tentacle of the Google Monster and if Blogger's "Insert Special Characters" tells us that those letters are Cherokee letters then who are we mere mortals to argue? That would be like an imam questioning the Quran! Heresy!Delete
I can see that I am going to have to blog about the Cherokee language. We have visited Cherokee, NC, several times with various grandchildren. It is the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokees. The Western Band in Oklahoma are the descendants of the people who were force-marched across the country on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s by no less a person than President Andrew Jackson. Cherokee, NC, is rather touristy, but attending a nighttime performance of Unto These Hills in the mountainside amphitheater and taking a guided daytime tour of the Oconaluftee Indian Village are worthwhile things to do. The inventor of the written version of the Cherokee language was a man named Sequoyah around 1820.i The symbols are known as the Cherokee Syllabary because they represent syllables, not individual letters, so it is not an alphabet per se. There are around 85 symbols in all. It is fascinating. The Cherokee word for Cherokee looks a little like CWY (but a bit curlier) and the three syllables are pronounced tsa-la-ge.ReplyDelete
I am like a spider. When I selected written Cherokee I was thinking about your county and thought this might catch your eye.Delete
Like others I realised that the image was a JPG (not PDF by the way) and so tried to translate (via GT of course) your text and came to the same conclusion as RWP. Indeed had I read this earlier my comment would have been a Jenny/RWP mishmash.ReplyDelete
I caused deliberate confusion.Delete
PS I do hope that you are feeling better. A friend used to say "I hope that it's nothing trivial." When questioned his reasoning was that if it was trivial then you shouldn't be complaining.ReplyDelete
I wasn't complaining - just mentioning that I have felt ill this week.Delete
One of your most coherent postsReplyDelete
I blame the drugs.Delete
If the man is wise, he will be effusive and tell her that she has never looked fat. This dress is marvelous.ReplyDelete
Just over from Lee.
Nice twist there Susan. Thanks for calling by.Delete