Rolling his R’s

15 May

So finally got to meet Rads who was on a flying (literally) visit to Bangalore. It is indeed true that a persons writing says a lot about that person. Rads is every bit as her blog is..bubbly, cheerful.

She then wrote about her visit and mentioned in passing that she was “accused” of rolling her “R’s”. That triggered a memory…

SP was a family friend. He had returned from the USA and was teaching at one of the premier institutes in Bangalore. He was a big man with a quiet baritone voice and a drawl that came out of living in the USA for a long time.

So once mum’s college invites SP to speak at a student seminar.

Mum comes back home after the seminar and walks into the living room where dad and I are watching TV and reading (only one channel at that time).

“So how was SP’s talk today?” I ask …without looking up.

“Well…it was nice” mom says ..”but he rolls his R’s”.

“Rolls his Arse?”..I ask..both dad and I are imagining SP on the podium, the big man, undulating his behind while talking…that made this more interesting than watching Doordarshan.

“Thats pretty strange” says dad in all earnestness.. “SP is a serious type of fellow..maybe he does it because he wants to hold the audience’s attention”

“Ya ya maybe” mom says..”but its quite pronounced”

Now it gets even more and I are imagining SP doing a Helen on stage…

“Didnt anyone ask him to stop shaking his behind?” asked dad.

“What do you mean?” asks mom realizing that somethings amiss..

“Well.. he just can’t shake his arse in public can he?”

“Noooo Noooo… he rolls his R’s as in the letter R not his Arse”

“Aaaah…” we said…losing interest in the story and going back to watching Doordarshan on TV.

“Perverts…” mom says…


29 Responses to “Rolling his R’s”

  1. My3 May 15, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    Vijay: This scenario (father and son commenting on mom) sounds very very suspiciously of your house too 😉 from all that you have written about poor NikhilMom! Looks like it comes down generations 🙂

    • Vijay May 15, 2009 at 10:23 am #

      My3.. yes its been passed on 😀

  2. PKNM May 15, 2009 at 4:22 pm #


    Super sir.. cudn’t stop laughing at all:)) pakkad work station avru ella nodtha idru… then had to control… especially last alli barideera alva,, lost interest and went back to TV antha… too good…

    • Vijay May 19, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

      PKNM..thanks 🙂

  3. rads May 15, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    LOL! I suppose it’s really a male thing, this selective skewed hearing! 🙂

    • Vijay May 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

      ..uhhhh what was that again?

  4. Ram May 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    @vijay, “rolls his R’s as in the letter R” — perhaps nange goththaagilla…

  5. some body May 16, 2009 at 1:04 am #

    “both dad and I are imagining SP on the podium, the big man, undulating his behind while talking…that made this more interesting than watching Doordarshan.”

    preparation h – that will solve that problem! 😉

    – s.b. *needs to run away before rads raises her rolling pin*

  6. some body May 16, 2009 at 1:05 am #

    i also remember an ad for kacchuwa chhap machchhar agarbatti! 😉

    – s.b.

  7. some body May 16, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    americans have rolled the “r”s right off the british ‘arse’ – only ass is left now! 😉

    – s.b. *i’m on a roll now*

    • Vijay May 19, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

      “sound of cymbals” followed by applause

  8. bpsk May 16, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    rrrrrrrads in bengaloorrrrrru

  9. praneshachark May 16, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    wow!!!super wht MY3 says is very true looking the way VN does it is in their genes for generations. what a way it was understood R making so comples Rs
    enoyed thorughly enjoyed thanks for such hilarious one vijya

  10. May 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    ROFL. That was hilarious. Rolling the R’s indeed 🙂 I am still chucking. lol.

    • Vijay May 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

      Thanks..and as SB says..nice blog

  11. amreekandesi May 16, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    I just cant stop imagining my favorite professor from engineering taking his lectures rolling his arse. Nobody would ever bunk that lecture!

    @Some Body – that was a good one…somebody’s on a roll!

    • Vijay May 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

      hmmmm… male or female?

      • some body May 19, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

        speaking for a.d.:

        male saar, mungaaru male! 😉

        – s.b.

  12. some body May 16, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    i salute you for having captured the quintessence of a blog. 😉 [for the others who have no clue what i mean, check out his blog!]

    – s.b.

  13. | Balu | May 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Am jealous, such conversations never happened at my home =P

  14. Usha May 19, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    I must share this with SR!
    oh hohhhhhhoho. This round is going to be mine!

    • Vijay May 19, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

      LOL… I have another “dad” story with SP…that cannot be blogged…

  15. My3 May 22, 2009 at 3:48 pm #

    OK Vijay. Back to work. No more horses or donkeys. It is the long weekend for us and we want something to read and comment upon 😉

    Best wishes to little Nikhil as you are busy scouting for schools.

  16. aniche May 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    i think rolling ur r’s is cool as long as you use your ‘p’ wisely.

  17. v May 24, 2009 at 1:35 am #

    That was really funny! I still have my good old Bangalore accent and would never let it disappear.

  18. Renu May 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    🙂 Your mom is so right about you guys

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