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Jokes #10

The following story is from a magazine from Kerala called Paara (or a version of the original, at least!):

A Westerner was visiting Kerala and was going to give a speech, but he only spoke English. To make sure the audience understood, he had a Malayalee to translate his speech into Malayalam. And so the speech began, with the Westerner speaking in English and the Malayalee interpreting into Malayalam:

Westerner: My wife and I went to Palakkad and Munar.

Malayalee: The Westerner's wife and I went to Palakkad and Munar.

W: We are thankful for your hospitality.

M: We really liked the tea at your hospital here.

Suddenly, the audience started laughing, much to the Westerner's confusion.

W: What is the problem?

M: The Westerner says that somebody in the audience is "making a waattiisaTichcha problem" (i.e. someone in the audience is drunk).

The Westerner understood the situation immediately:

W: I don't want you to translate...

M: I don't want you to get bored out of your minds, listening to this whole long speech...

Finally, the Westerner could take it no more:

W: STOP, IDIOT!!!

M: And I think I'll stop here, since we're expecting heavy rains and idi (thunder)... 

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