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???