If it’s ‘riksy’, do ‘aks’

Photo credit: ZedZap..Merry Xmas dear friends The under- educated Indians, the ones who toil in shops and such other sundry places, do leave behind, oft times an impression with their large heartedness. “It’s riksy,” says the mobile phone repairer. “Replacing the glass is riksy, but I will get it done.” “Risky,” I correct  him. The man disappears behind the door. A play once used another of these simple tongue twisters that bind the lower class of humanity, with no redemption in sight. “Ok, Aks. ” the actor challenges the lawyer in the court, based on a dandy Bollywood aspirer and English learner, much to the amusement of some in the audience. Written typos are now pretty well known. “Snakes and drinks,” I once read on a hotel sign board. We too make mistakes, for English is not our first language. I remember Astad Deboo correcting Moushami Chatterjee’s idiom on a TV show — ‘hit rock bottom’, not ‘hit the rock bottom’. ...
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