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Jokes #15

Potato River

My dad was at the university in Mumbai (aka Bombay), and he was staying with a roommate from North India.

One time, my dad sung him a well-known Malayalam movie song called R bBZQ /aayiram paadasvarangngaL/ ("(The Sound of) A Thousand Footsteps"). The lyrics (translated) begin like this:

"(The sound of) a thousand footsteps rang through the air, but even then, Aluva River flowed as usual..."

Now, if you didn't know this before, the word for "potato" in Hindi/Urdu/Hindustani happens to be aloo...

So, naturally, my dad's roommate noticed what a sweet song this was to sing about a potato...

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