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July 30, 2009

My House is Strong – Another Katya Tale

Filed under: Family,Humour — Porcupyn @ 3:06 pm

As you all are aware, power shortage is the situation normal in the real India (the Garden Silicon City is no exception). Katya and Baab are getting used to the situation, but her mother recently observed that Katya hasn’t forgotten her birthplace ;-).

[As related by her mother, as usual, and paraphrased by yours truly]

Katya (to cousin): My house is not weak; my house is strong.

Somehow mother figures out that the topic of discussion is the power situation and thinks that Katya is referring to the UPS that powers the computer and the related lights in the house she is living in, until …

Katya (continues): “Power does not go off in my house! <then flexing her teeny-weeny biceps> My house is strong!” (at this point, there is no doubt that it is not the Indian house that is being described)



  1. Dear Sir

    I wondered if you might like a mutual link to my English word website or press release details of my ensuing book with Penguin Press on amusing and interesting English vocabulary?


    with best wishes

    Adam Jacot de Boinod

    (author of The Meaning of Tingo)



    The Wonder of Whiffling is a tour of English around the globe (with fine coinages from our English-speaking cousins across the pond, Down Under and elsewhere).

    Discover all sorts of words you’ve always wished existed but never knew, such as fornale, to spend one’s money before it has been earned; cagg, a solemn vow or resolution not to get drunk for a certain time; and petrichor, the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell.

    Delving passionately into the English language, I also discover why it is you wouldn’t want to have dinner with a vice admiral of the narrow seas, why Jacobites toasted the little gentleman in black velvet, and why a Nottingham Goodnight is better than one from anywhere else.

    Comment by Adam Jacot de Boinod — August 7, 2009 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  2. Adam:

    That sounds great – I’ll send you an e-mail. I looked at your site and it is pretty interesting. I hope you have used Indian English (Hinglish, we call them) words. We have a wide variety and you could probably pen a tome on Hinglish words alone!

    Comment by porcupyn — August 8, 2009 @ 7:55 am | Reply

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