Friday, January 25

Bihari le balaiya!!

LE BALAIYA, ee ka hua? Kahe albalaye huye hain? Etna narbhasane se kuchchho nahin hoga  (Omigosh, what's this? Why are you so flustered? Such nervousness won't help matters.)
The inveterate linguist may scream at such an apparent contamination of Hindi language but the average Bihari simply loves to throw all narrow parameters of grammar to the winds. For them, the funnier they are,the better their adaptability is into their  inimitable lingua franca.  Over the years, Biharis have invented a language,which was an Unmistakable stamp of their own. In recent times, its popularity has travelled far and wide beyond the borders of the State and many   Screen heroes,including Amitabh Bachchan, have mouthed Bihari liches with characteristic elan - a far cry from the days when it was thought to be an infra dig of sorts for anybody other than country    bumpkins and unscrupulous politicians to perpetrate such "verbal atrocities".
 All that, however, is passe now. Bihari Boli is sweeter than honey.