Tuesday, August 24, 2004

My nephew - Judas Iscariot

The best part about being multilingual is that one can bitch about anything without fearing any reprisals, provided you are sure that no one understands the language you are speaking in. It so happens that my siblings and I, speak 2 Indian languages fluently. So, sometimes in company that is not multilingual, we switch over smoothly from one language to another based on what we want to discuss privately and what we can discuss with everyone.

This move is however, thwarted by the nephew who is also multilingual (he understands and speaks 3 Indian languages) and promptly translates whatever is being spoken, into English just at the times when a translation is not required. That enough, is reason enough to consider a different heir to my future-millions.


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