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I remember reading a strange Indian play on some website. It was part-Hindi, part-English, part-Tamil, part-Malayalam, and part-politics! (Why, it's so confusing I myself can't understand it!)

Anyway, it seems that the basic plot is that one "Rubber" Iyer owns a rubber factory in Kerala and the price of sandals has gone up, so a bunch of strange Indian politicians (for instance, the "BCP" which stands for "Bharatiya Chai Party") try to import sandals from Gucci and make a strike in his factory, thus ruining Iyer and his supporter Mylalitha Jaihaaram from the Tamil party "ABCDEFG" (apparently this is making fun of a Tamil actress.)

So when the strike finally happens, Iyer quickly decides to phone "AmmaMylee!" But "Sissykala" is painting her toenails, so she picks up the phone. 

When she says that "Amma" is busy, Iyer quickly remarks: "Busy, aa? BUSY, aaa? My busyness is going!..." And when Sissykala finally gives it to Mylalitha, the party leader calmly asks, "What is the matter, Kanna?"

Iyer: Amma, amma, I am finished, Amma! Ruined, I say!

Mylalitha: Why? What happened?

Iyer: Strikilay factory! (i.e. "There's a factory in the strike!")

Mylalitha: Strikilay??? ("In the strike???")

Iyer calms down the workers and explains in a hurry, "No, no, no! Factorylay strike." ("There's a strike in the factory")

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(You may have heard a different version of this one.)

Q: How does a Malayalee spell "moon"?

A: "Yem-yo," yet yanoother "yo-yem!"

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