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#1 Oct 2nd, 2007, 05:15
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I have come across a lot of things written on walls around.
*to stop people pee on a wall, some one writes look dog is peeing.(dekho kutta peshab kar raha hey)
*to stop women throw garbage in front of the house , they write look a witch is throwing garbage.(dekho chudel kachra fekh rahi hey)
* Please walk 20 feets away or this wall will colapse(Jaismer Fort) but written in Hindi(kripya 20 feet dur chaley yeh dewar gir sakti hey)"written in hindi so that it wont effect tourism"
*Kripya faltu mat bethey(at babrber and tea shop Please dont sit idol)
* Saman ki Jimewari yatri par hogi(Luggage at owners risk ,Auto Rickshaws).
* Chai Chapati and Chillum
* Remember 3 T's , Things Take Time.
etc etc.
Do you think of anything that you have read which can be only written or happens in India.
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Remember 3 T's , Things Take Time.
I could adopt that as my motto!



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"mens and womens HAIRDRESSES salon" was one i saw in trivandrapurum. there is another thread somewhere here that has lots of photos of signs. very funny. someone else might be able to guide you to it.
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Originally Posted by desertrose View Post * Chai Chapati and Chillum
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In Kasol:
"Welcome to Parvati, Chai Chillum Chapati"!!

Does anyone know what this means:"saale upay hota to mai sadhu kyu banta?"
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Originally Posted by pillimosan View Post Does anyone know what this means:"saale upay hota to mai sadhu kyu banta?"
Nice one ; actually quite hilarious. I will try to translate but I bet something will be lost in it.

"Hey, if I had a clue I wouldn't have become a Sadhu."

Or maybe

"If I had found something better to do then I wouldn't have become a Sadhu."

Or

"If I had a better idea then I wouldn't have become a Sadhu."

'Saale' is a little bit more rude than 'Hey'. Saale in Hindi literally means brother-in-law but in slang it's much more than that. I am sorry but I am unable to translate the cultural and slang connotations. Maybe somebody who has a better grasp of Hindi will come along.
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To add to Prashant, saala is an insult... the implication is that you are sleeping with the persons sister.

But, like most slang, usage is everything. Sometimes it can be used in a self-depreciating way, too.

upay or upaya, is, literally, solution.
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Originally Posted by desertrose View Post I have come across a lot of things written on walls around.
*to stop people pee on a wall, some one writes look dog is peeing.(dekho kutta peshab kar raha hey)
*to stop women throw garbage in front of the house , they write look a witch is throwing garbage.(dekho chudel kachra fekh rahi hey)
* Please walk 20 feets away or this wall will colapse(Jaismer Fort) but written in Hindi(kripya 20 feet dur chaley yeh dewar gir sakti hey)"written in hindi so that it wont effect tourism"
*Kripya faltu mat bethey(at babrber and tea shop Please dont sit idol)
* Saman ki Jimewari yatri par hogi(Luggage at owners risk ,Auto Rickshaws).
* Chai Chapati and Chillum
* Remember 3 T's , Things Take Time.
etc etc.
Do you think of anything that you have read which can be only written or happens in India.
This one is found in many place

CHILD BEER SOLD HERE
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post Written on many a wall to deter people peeing on it...

देखो गधा पैशाब कर रहा है

(dekho gadha paishaab kar raha hai)

Translated from Hindi: Look, the donkey is urinating.
Also painting of some God/Godess on the wall to deter people - this seems to be particularly effective
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Khak, I had deleted my post coz the OP had posted something similar.

But thanks for resurrecting it

The goddess thing I see in the stairways of building too, to deter people from spitting betel/paan.

Is that the stairway to heaven?
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On the hairpin bends in the road from Salem to Yercaud, you can see a lot of funny but sometimes profound signboards.

One that I remember is "Valaivil Mundhaathey Vaazhvil Mundhu".

Don't overtake in the turning, Overtake in life.
Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kaelir !!!
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That reminds me of one I saw in Nagpur.

"Better to be Mister Late than the Late Mister."

Got a chuckle out of that.

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a milestone as you're entering bengal by road:

dont be selfish
eat fish


[i'd really really appreciate an interpretation of that-a-one. anybody?]



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From some Kerala teashops - "No political discussions please"
miles to go....

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#14 Mar 1st, 2008, 15:16
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I saw on the wall of a Chennai hotel (restaurant)

NO SPITTING

SILENCE PLEASE

I guess they've got a chance with the first one!
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Originally Posted by ScarletLSG View Post That reminds me of one I saw in Nagpur.

"Better to be Mister Late than the Late Mister."

Got a chuckle out of that.
Scarlet
Yeah, the Border Roads Organisation is fond of that one too.
Along with "Better Late than Never". And some pretty awful poetry to deliver similar msgs. I wish they'd fire their poets and concentrate on road building.
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