Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Alphabetical Nonsense!

Algebra. Brahminism. Chips. Destiny. Energy. Focus. God. Hunger. India. Job. Kinematics. Love. Money. Nostalgia. One-liners. Pain. Questions. Rahman. Success. Tendulkar. Unstable. Vartak. Waist. XXX. Yearning. Zero.

What does ‘I love you’ got to do with alphabets, you might ask. Well, these are the lyrics of a not so recent Hindi song. Nice way to remember alphabets for kids I guess, just remember the song. As a kid, I was taught alphabets differently by different people. My mom taught me the typical A for apple, B for ball stuff, which was slisha boring. My uncle, who was in his early twenties then, had an interesting way of teaching alphabets. It went like this,

‘A for Anjali, B for Bharati,, C for Chitra, D for Darshini, E for Elizabeth, F for Freeda, G for Geeta, H for Hema, I for Indra, J for Jamuna, K for Kalyani, L for Lalitha, M for Madhumita, N for Nitya, O for Omana, P for Priya, Q for Quasar, R for Roja, S for Seetha, T for Tharangini, U for Usha, V for Vimala, W for Wahida, X for Xena, Y for Yamini,and Z for Zeenat’

It took me exactly one day to memorise this. Haven’t forgotten it still. Such is it’s power you see.

1 comment:

Abinaya said...

Someone whose expecting a baby girl could use this to name :D