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Definition

'Congratulations on your Happy Birthday!' conveys what a mere 'Happy Birthday' cannot...that the sayer laus you to daath, is subtly showcase his amazing mastery over the English Language by putting in that big word in-between, jest cannot stand using less words when there are so many begging to be used...& (99.9%), he's one Naarth Indian.

Masters of over statement, us Indians. We just cant seem to let things BE. Subtlety is not our forte & its obvious everywhere. For instance, you wont find a single Bollywood pitcher that doesnt unravel & explain yeach and yevry joke. THAT'S oblibolly, if you ask me! 'Shree', a very respectful term by itself, is turned into 'Shree SHREE' to show the recipient just how deeeeep the respect is that we are conveying. That drishti-bottu (a small black spot that you put on a baby's cheek or forehead to ward off the evil eye) is SO big, there's more black bottu than soft little cheek. Ammoomma had very good intentions while applying it; she wanted to make sure that 'Evil' spotted it right from its home in Doddballapur, & didnt waste it's time coming all the way over. And exxetra, exxetra.

Dont think I'm one Nimhans case but I think it comes with the food. Extra ghee means extra lau, no? Same with extra words. It enhances the emosan.


Congratulations on your Happy Birthday, if it is!!

Usage

Dalli Boy: Congratulations on your Happy Birthday!
Bangloor Girl: thuh, go mane!
Added 2011-08-08 by poori