Languages of the Karlapu Household.

The Languages of the Karlapu Household

Every family speaks in its own way.  Some shout. Some fight. Some speak with their eyes. Some speak with their hands. Some of them cook and express love. Some love and therefore cook. People use words to express love, affection, endearment and share sweet memories. My family has been endowed by a rich tradition of languages and we use it quite vociferously. Not to Communicate though.

In my house, language is an instrument of exclusion. Of ostracization and of discrimination. It is used in a most reprehensible manner to make a person feel unwanted, neglected and distanced.

We are a horrible bunch of people who (led by my Super Mom) engage in planned persecution of linguistic minorities in the household. Here linguistic minorities wouldn’t be the people speaking a particular language but would be the people who cannot speak it.

Here is a tabulation of the languages spoken in the Karlapu household and the malafide intent behind their usages.

Language Chosen

Persons who can understand

Persons who cannot understand

Net Winner

Aim

Telugu

Everyone

No one

All of us

General Communication

English

Entire Family and  Friends

Maid

Family

Bitch about the maid

Hindi

Mom,Dad, Sister, Grandpa and  Me

Friends

Household

Bitch about the friends

Malayalam

Mom, Dad, and Sister

Grandpa and Me

Mom

Bitch about  Grandpa’s drinking, try to get me married

Oriya

Mom, Dad, Sister and Grandpa

Me

Everyone except me

Try to get me married, bitch about me

Kannada

Mom and Sister

Dad, Grandpa and Me

Mom and Sis

Talk about Shopping and Jewellery

Bengali

Mom, Dad and Grandpa

Sister and Me

Older folks

Try to get me married

Tamil

Mom and Me (I can understand)

Rest of the Family

Mom

To try to wiggle out more allowance

Punjabi

Mom and Grandma

Rest of us

Mom

Bitch about the men of the house

Any Language

Mom Mostly

Me Mostly

Mom always

 Rant and try to get me married

  There you go. The different methods of language discrimination in my house. We are weird. I know that. Tell me something I dont know 🙂

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About Kiran Kumar Karlapu

The Prince of the Monsoons. Dreams in English but swears in Telugu. High strung, hyperactive and generally distracted. Fights crime and tweets about them when not forced to attend a Sarkaari Daftar.
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6 Responses to Languages of the Karlapu Household.

  1. asha says:

    Wow! Did you move around a lot? How does your family know so many languages?

  2. KVS Prakash says:

    Such a wonderful narrator and a story-teller. God Bless you bro!! 8)

  3. Rasaal Dwivedi says:

    So many languages, that seems like a record for a family!!
    And your about me description is awesome 🙂

  4. Jai says:

    Plz keep adding new posts ! Its been long since you added a post

  5. Meenakshi says:

    why have you stopped blogging? and disappeared from twitter too.

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