Chat on Sametime with the Pure-veg-ex-roomie
PVER – You know that song? Ooncha Lamba kad? From Welcome?
Me – Yes, what about it?
PVER – Well, I find it very funny
Me – Funny? I kinda like it, very typical punjabi song
PVER – No, no, I mean the lyrics
Me – What’s funny in the lyrics?
PVER – He calls Katrina manly
Me – Huh? No he doesn’t!
PVER – Yes yes, he does, he says ooncha lamba kad, blah blah, and the he calls her mardani – manly
Me (after recapitulating the first few lines in my head)- Aiyyyo, mad you are, he says marda nai, main avai tere utte marda nai, which means, I haven’t flipped for you for no reason.
PVER – Podi, he doesn’t say ‘nai‘ and all, it is ‘ni’, mardaaaaaani.
Me – No ya, the sentence wont make sense in Punjabi, if it was Mardani
PVER – No no, that doesn’t matter, you listen properly, and it makes full sense, what is ooncha lamba kad? tall nuh? See, so he says that and then says mardani, which means tall manly girl, I am telling you, listen to it again, I am right.
Me – *Surrender*