Of Metaphors, Similes….

What would we do without them!

Here’s one I had not heard of before:

Speaking of a woman (in politics) M observed:

‘Oh, she’a a mandhi…’

A mandhi is a female monkey. Normally used for an inattentive, not-given-to-emotions mutt. But this wasn’t it…

‘How do you mean?’

Adhu penum paarkum, mudiyum pidungum.’

A rough translation: She would groom you for lice…and pull your hair too (causing pain).

A person who is a mix of the good and the bad.

Any better way to say it?

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Source: Image from: reed.edu

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4 Responses to Of Metaphors, Similes….

  1. tskraghu says:

    Reblogged this on Sanmargam.

    Like

  2. Is mandhi the same as “Mann-buddhi”? šŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

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