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Oct 18, 2007

Putru men bugger !

Ok so the game of football [ yes football not soccer ] is in full swing. Team colors ? Of course. One team has their shirts on and the other doesnt. And Savio playing centre forward has only the goalie between him and the goal. [ No offside when there are less than 7 players per side [ Supari Talao Rules ] So he's shouting out " Now pass the ball thru the defenders between their legs over their heads anywhere, just get it to me where no body is covering me and I can score a goal." Sorry ! Thats what Savio wants to say. What he actually says is " Putru men bugger " And when his team mate "Puts thru" he scores the goal and all is right in the world.
So now the snooty chicks at St. Andrews [ Yes the rule is one looks down on any one Northwards. i.e. Andherites who looks down on Borivilians who looks down on Utanites.] use Putru as a defining adjective. The exception to the above mentioned rule is Bandra We look down on both North and South Bombay. After all Bandra really is the best place to be.

5 comments:

Bhavik said...

Andherites? Borivilians? Katlicks? At this rate, u will soon need to publish a Bandra dictionary. It's not a bad idea. Think about it - u can go round up all the old aunties & uncles and "aks 'dem" for all de old frazes dey used to use before all dese "udder" buggers started coming to Bandra...

Karl Chaves said...

lol !! that's funny and that's my cousin Clement !!!!! Nice writing Clement keep the updates coming.

Anonymous said...

Iloved reading aboutBandra where Istayued from 1968 to year 2000 in houses fromNatalwalla Bunglow,PaliMala Road, Carter road at Sjhantisagar for almost 25 years,.You take me back and to the morning journey from Bandra ToChurch Gate every morning on 8.20 slow-. Bandra of Clement has seen my sons fromclass 1 to 10th in St.Stanislaus and Mount Mary Fairs,XMAS on Hill Road. I am now 78 years old but you bring back memories which I will cherish. Thanks for your BLOG. JATINDER SETHI,,, sethijn@yahoo.co.in

One Talent Man said...

What a interesting blog. I grew up with the put-tru chaps, and it was always fun to hear these crazy accents.

Great job bugger. In Dadar we say barger. Never know why.

Any way, whatever you say, whose fader what goes?

Rahul said...

Man, u shud try writing....u really have a talent for giving a sense of place and characters.....thanks for enliving a dull Friday evening in office