Saturday, April 24, 2010

Koi Nahi???

I had barely recovered from the t/th phenomenon when I was struck with another alien phrase. I'm sure many of you would not have had exposure to the divine phrase that I'm about to discuss. I was introduced to this heavenly phrase during a conversation with one of my Delhite friends a couple of years back. I was just wondering how come I was ignorant of such a lovely phrase till then. Let me give you a glimpse of that conversation:

Preface: STOMA (Stochastic Modeling & Applications) is a monstrous course which we were forced to take during our 1st sem at IISc. Only those who've credited/audited this course can understand the intensity of pain in my statement.
Me: Yaar, it's too much...STOMA prof is surely gonna fail me in his course.
Friend: Why? What happened?
Me: Yaar, I barely managed to score 15 out of 50 in the mid-term.
Friend: Koi nahi !!! Final mein cover kar lena.
Me: Kahan koi nahi? There are so many people around.
Friend: What are you talking about?
Me: You only said, "koi nahi"
The differences were settled only when my dear friend explained to me that "Koi Nahi" is a phrase commonly used in northern India and has a meaning similar to "koi baat nahi". Some people use even a shorter version "Koi Naa".

Till date, I'm unable to understand the relevance of this phrase in its usage. Koi nahi??? Nobody is there??? Who enquired if anyone's there to begin with???

I wonder if "baat" is such a difficult word to drop off from conversations. Why drop such a lovely word as "baat" from "koi baat nahi"...Akhir baat karne se hi toh baat banti hai, kyun???

14 comments:

  1. कोई नही कपिल... आदत डाल लो...

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  2. कपिल, काय करून रहायला be.

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  3. dropping off baat from the conversation doesnt imply dropping off a conversation .. baat word use na karne se bhi baatein banti hai . but koi na .. u'l get the hang of it :P

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  4. अरे आपण लहान मुलांना लागलं, ती घाबरली की म्हणतो ना, "कोणी नाहीये कोणी नाहीये....ललू नको...", तसंच असावं!:-)

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  5. @अनामिक: well, i'm trying
    @Black C: Yup and I'm happy that somebody is investing it in the right place :)
    @Akshay: blog लिहून राहिलो न बे
    @Anonymous: Yeah, I'm already getting it!
    @Prophet: LOL..Legaya :D

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  6. @ Prophet ... nice one ...

    @ the blog ... its not (and never will be) as ridiculous as (t/th) of south India ...

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  7. as habit of dropping 'baat' from sentence, last statement should be, "Akhir karne se hi toh banti hai" kyun???

    what say?

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  8. @Amit: True!
    @Kedar: LOL...good one, but there's a naughty side attached to that statement ;)
    @Prajakt: Thanks :)

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  9. Comments imported from Orkut:
    Vikas Garg: koi nahi ke kahi matlab hote hain, "koi baat nahi", "koi fight nahi", "koi load nahi" etc... very generic! isliye aish karo... koi nahi!
    aur "koi naa" se bhi chota kehte hain isay.. "koi ni"... more in punjabi style!

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  10. wah kapil ji wah :) i'm also aspiring to be in iisc .By looking for blogs related to iisc i reached to your blog .it felt me gteat.again thank you.

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  11. wah kapil ji wah :) i'm also aspiring to be in iisc .By looking for blogs related to iisc i reached to your blog .it felt me gteat.again thank you.

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  12. wah kapil ji wah :) i'm also aspiring to be in iisc .By looking for blogs related to iisc i reached to your blog .it felt me gteat.again thank you.

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