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Jokes #14

"Brokenlivered"

You know how English-speakers who mention love often talk figuratively about their heart? (e.g. "She broke my heart," "My heart sobs for him," etc.)

Well, similarly, in Malayalam, to say someone is good in any way, we talk about the liver! (Hey, it may seem odd, but the liver is an important organ, too! Besides, it looks cuter than the actual heart!)

For example, there's a Malayalam book with stories about a guy who calls himself "Payyan" (The Kid) called Payyan Kathakal. One of Payyan's friends is a cunning businessman named Ittoop who always tries to trick or surprise foreigners so he can get some money.  

Anyway, in one story, he's trying to trick a Russian into giving him lots of money "for translating Russian school textbooks from English to Malayalam." (They had already been translated into English, and there are WAY more people in India who speak English than Russian!) So, to convince him, he explains that he has many friends, like Payyan who's right next to him.

Russian: Will he do all subjects? (i.e. Will he translate textbooks of any subject into Malayalam?)

Ittoop: All subject corner. He brain liver!

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