An American and a sardar are seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. The sardar asks if he would like to play a fun game. The American, tired, just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The sardar persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He says, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me five dollars, and vice versa. "Again, he declines and tries to get some sleep. The sardar, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500." This catches the American's attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment, agrees to the game. The sardar asks the first question: "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The American doesn't say a word, reaches into his wallet, pulls out a $5.00 bill, and hands it to the Sardar. "Okay," says the sardar, "your turn. "He asks, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?" The sardar, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his preferences........no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress... no answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers but to no avail. After an our, he wakes the American and hands him $500. The American thanks him and turns back to get some more sleep. The Sardar, who is more than a little miffed, stirs the American and asks, "Well, what's the answer?" Without a word, the American reaches into his purse, hands the sardar $5, and goes back to sleep.
Originally posted by Sameer Jamal: He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress... no answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers but to no avail.
I will get the 500 dollars. Sardar is a chieftain or headman, presently used as a title for all Sikh men (Guru Nanak's followers). They wear turbans. You can see more Sardarji jokes in this site http://www.humnri.com/humzone/jokes/Default.asp?TxtJokCat=1 Regards Beksy [ August 27, 2002: Message edited by: Beksy Kurian ]
A sardar, a madrasi and a gujarati were waiting for a bus when a dangerous-looking guy approached them. He suddenly pulled out a syringe with blood inside it and said in a menacing tone, "Give me all your valuables or I'll pierce you with this needle. This contains AIDS infected blood!" Our friends were naturally alarmed - all except the sardar. The Madrasi immediately gave away all his valuables. The Gujju bargained with the stranger and gave away half of his belongings. The sardar, however, was unfazed. He refused to part with his money. In anger and frustration, the guy pricked the sardar with the needle and ran away. The alarmed madrasi and gujju asked the sardar, "How could you do this? Now you will get AIDS surely!". The sardar coolly replied, "No! I won't! I am wearing a condom".
Originally posted by Shura Balaganov: One of my indian colleagues was calling the other, older indian colleague "guruji". Is that similar to "teacher"? Shura
If you want a literal meaning, it is right. I am sure that the indian was calling the other 'guruji' in a friendly/jovial manner. That depends on the context.
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If you want to hear 'JI'/'Saab'frequently,Parliament/State Assemblies are the best places .JI also is used when you want to get work done from a person.'JI' also means 'Yes Sir/Madam'. Famous 'Yes Minister' programme can be safely translated as 'JI MANTRIJI'
Originally posted by Jamie Robertson: I thought it was wallet, now it's a purse?? Is this some kind of magic wallet that just turns into a full sized purse when it wants? Was there magic beans in the purse too? just joking, Jamie