December 6, 2006

Merely PI

I contemplate how the desire to be seen speaking in english is observed in our middle class. It follows the idea that the railways in context with its multitudes is a representation of the larger phenomenon. One woman calls the other "Stupid!" and 8 times out of 10, the response is "You stupid!" However, usually the women revert to a regional tongue when the argument heats up some more. That's also when one gets to hear the most creative profanities.

Once though, I also heard one young woman tell another,"I'm 'giving' classes. If I said I was 'taking' a class it would mean I'm the student". I didn't know that. We learn more everyday.

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