Almost four decades after regaling the audience with his hilarious “English is a funny language” monologue in Namak Halaal, Amitabh Bachchan has proved this point yet again. In a tweet posted this morning, Mr Bachchan, in his usual witty style, elucidated on the efficacy of Hindi as a language over English.
Explaining how a long, wordy sentence in English could be condensed into a succinct one word in Hindi, Mr Bachchan wrote: “Just look at the efficacy of the Hindi language:
I am sorry, I can not hear you properly, can you please repeat what is the matter?
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Just look at the efficacy of the Hindi language:
I am sorry, I can not hear you properly, can you please repeat what is the matter ?
~ Ef VB
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 10, 2019
Who can deny, in the face of such a brilliant example, that Hindi is definitely a more efficient language? The simple “hain“, after all, can be used to express a range of emotions from confusion to wonder to anger.
Since being shared online, Mr Bachchan’s tweet has collected over 12,000 ‘likes’ along with hundreds of comments.
— Ravi Kishan (@ravikishann) January 10, 2019
— Jaya (@give_ur_best) January 10, 2019
His sense of humour is on peak https://t.co/Umi5nDA1pn
— Aditya Singh (@AdityaReviver) January 10, 2019
Some Twitter users even shared their own hilarious examples
English : Lisa come and sit here
Hindi : Elizabeth https://t.co/vVHZ1JLNlY
— Arun Rao (@ArunRaofinswim) January 10, 2019
And a few users pointed out that English, too, has a stand-in word for the versatile hain.
Only ‘pardon’ would do in english!!
— surya s ray (@suryasarathi) January 10, 2019
— P B ARUNRAJ (@arunraj3935) January 10, 2019
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