Thursday, September 24, 2009

peter pan

Yet another slang word used in chennai and in tamilnadu.. the word is "PETER".. this post has been put up on the request of a fellow blogger.. i have a difficult task at hand trying to explain such a different concept.. here's my try..

ORIGIN:
Even god wont know about the beginnings of this concept.. yet am pretty sure that this started after the first english speaking person entered tamilnadu..

WHY THE NAME PETER??
A possible explanation would be this story..
The first englishman has entered tamilnadu.. he being lost asks the fellow tamilians nearby for directions in english.. since the tamilians didnt understand even a single word of what he spoke they told him to speak in an understandable language.. the englishman thought that they were asking his name and so he duly replied "peter".. more confusion had happened and peter left the place not getting an answer.. one of the tamilians there was a thatha(old aged person) and he told this story to his grandson.. the grandson quickly grasped that peter was a guy who spoke a very complicated language that no one could understand.. n so he passed on this valuable information to the next generation.. since then the "PETER" concept has evolved..

THE EVOLVED "PETER CONCEPT":

Other than your mother tongue, U can say someone to be peter if he/she talks in a very pompous or grandiloquent or bombastic or inflated language.. got me?? no?? then lemme give u examples..

If some one says "A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of small, green, biophytic plant" instead of "A ROLLING STONE GATEHRS NO MOSS"..then u have the full right to call him/her peter..

i think this one should convince u fully..

"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."

A piece of dialogue from the movie "V for Vendetta"..

The reaction to this dialogue from evey was "Are u like a crazy person?"

Following the footsteps of evey i conclude by saying that all "peter's" are crazy persons..

P.S: I dedicate this post to juju..
P.P.S: Since this post has already bcum lenghty.. i'll put up more examples in the next post..

36 comments:

Kaka said...

juju!!!!why so???

Singh Amit said...

Really I did not know about this 'word'...
Next time if i found someone like this, I would certainly use it....

Cheers!!

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Naveen kumar said...

informative :P

Vishnu said...

@kaka.. he was puttin too much peter on his blog..
@ amit n naveen.. u will understand the beauty of this post only if u r a tamilian.. thanks for the comments..

evanescentthoughts said...

dint know about this.. can I call you 'peter' from now onwards then? :P

Vishnu said...

no.. u can call me peter wenever i speak hifi english or try to show off my good vocabs.. since i wont be doin that.. u wont get the chance of callin me at all..

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JENIUS said...

I'm polymerized tree sap and you're an inorganic adhesive, so whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off of me, returns to its original projectory and adheres to you.....

get the hell outta here!!!

soin said...

lol @ jagan..and machi..and the peter origin-the first christian saint is called peter.. and it was the christians who first brought english to india.. hence the name peter..true story..stinson style...free

Vishnu said...

@jagan.. free.. finally back to blogging..
@soin.. oh.. i jus made up the story..

HaRy!! said...

he he...well i hav tried to explain this to my north indian frnds many a time! now thats a lol explanation! and neengala yosichingala? sathiyama mega mokai podrathula nama aalungala mincha yaarume ila :D! neenga peter ah? ho ho ho!

and to explain on my blog...yep...konjam dupe vitu iruken....so adjust panungo:P...and yu there in FB?

Vishnu said...

next time u can show this post to them.. nan petera?? appadina.. ya am there in FB,twitter.. u name.. we jus join it for name sake atleast..
will this work??
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/vishnu060289?ref=profile

SiMbA tAgO said...

check my post... got something for you

workhard said...

HAHA!!!!

U write well....

i like the Peter story specially...

Make website india

Vishnu said...

@ simba.. okies n thanks..
@ workhard.. glad u liked it..

Neha said...

tht was quite a witty post vishnu...loved the way u narrated it..

vaishu said...

A really good imagination you have.... :) The first post that I read in your blog, and I luvd it... :)

vaishu said...

And I finished readin your whole blog...
Have to tell you... your blog, made me come out of the crappy mood I was in today :)

Vishnu said...

@neha.. thanks..

@vaishu.. good imagination?? me?? oh.. thank u.. whole blog?? u hav quite a good patience.. am happy tht ma crap made u come outta ur crappy mood..

vaishu said...

Naatula nalladhuku kaalam illa :P
@simba tago... I actually tried readin your blog, but my eyes started to get hurt... adhan jumped to his blog... :P More over he had short posts... urs were more like mine long ones...
And Yep am completely jobless this weekend :)

Vishnu said...

nadathungaya.. nadathunga.. wat do u know.. u do check ur mail..

ScarletTd1ar1es said...

so thats what peter is abt. i had always wondered. thanks mahn. and i dont see the point in u envying me u got such a cool blog and a real big fan following. :P

one of whom is me. :P

Vishnu said...

@scarlet..

thanks dude.. but still for the long posts..;)..

nandita! said...

ya knw wat? i was in chennai for 3 months n i had a hard time adjustin wat wid d food n d language givin me real trouble..hearin dis peter thing wud have been worse!

anyway dis peter thing is new for me cos no one have ever used it wen talkin to me.. oh wel..am not crazy! :P

SiMbA tAgO said...

@ vaishu: the bloody-crap author of this blog is not letting my posts to be published... and so from now on m gonna comment on urs ,.... pls adjust to that...

pathetically he's ma roommate...

saavu adikaran.....

anyways for u... m trying to work on the blog and get the eye-hurt removed....

Srivatsan said...

sema explanation boss!

capmaari origin theriuma?? ithe naan etho tamil magla padichen!

appo british officersku jalra poatta localsku cap kodupaangalaam oppicers! Athe potukittu oorla arajagam pannuvaangalaam local pasanga...avanungala capmaari nu thittuvaangalaam british aatchi pidikaathavanga! apdi thaan "betray" panravan,"katchi marravan"ku capmaari nu pattam vanthuchu!:D

Vishnu said...

@ nandita.. i think u didnt quite understand the "peter" concept.. to put it in a nutshell.. we call pple who talk hi-fi english(usage of complicated words) as peter.. u r a malayali.. rite?? still u couldnt adjust.. interestin..

@simbatago.. this has not been deleted.. the blog admin may be pathetic but surely not brainless..

@srivatsan.. neenga ennoda adigama kalakiteengalae.. sema explanation.. 1 thing is for sure.. we all hate the british like anythin.. lol..

Naarya said...

naaaahhhh.....peter is someone who generally talks only in tamil. But in presence of opposite sex they suddenly switch to inglish. athu thaan peter. at least tht's wat it was while i was in college....ippo definition maari pocho????

Vishnu said...

ya.. tht was the main reason y it was started.. but now it has bcum a fashion..as i said it evovled.. i pity myself for forgetting that.. thanks..

nan said...

Therama ! :D

Vishnu said...

no.. vetti scene.. as if others cant do it..

RSV said...

he he.....
a nice informative and witty and funny post....
V saw that movie....couldn't get why its on top 250 list of imdb though...

the character V was a superb..

Priya Vinay said...

:O
I'm stumped! TO think I actually worried about people calling me peter!!!!!!!!!

Vishnu said...

@rsv..
dude.. tht movie shd be in the top 5.. n u r saying it shdnt be in the top 250.. maybe u fully didnt understand tht movie..

@priya.. well.. i probably think u shd see naarya's and srivatsan's comment above.. unnecessary foreign language is peter..

Shivam Maheshwari said...

ahaha...
a new word in the vocabulary....

I'll be using it in my next blog post....
cheers!