June 06, 2006

Two's on first

Another one that I'm sure has made the rounds, but since I've just picked myself off the floor on which I had fallen laughing, I thought I'd share with you. Came to me via a certain friend, you know who you are.

Tip: It helps if you've seen a certain obscure film from the 1970s.

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Gabbar: Kitne aadmi the? [How many men were they?]

Sambha: Sardar, do. [Sir, two.]

Gabbar: Mujhe ginti nahi aati. Do kitne hotey hain? [I can't count. How many is two?]

Sambha: Sardar, do ek ke baad aata hai. [Sir, two comes after one.]

Gabbar: Aur do ke pehle? [And what comes before two?]

Sambha: Do ke pehle ek aata hai. [One comes before two.]

Gabbar: To beech mein kaun aata hai? [So who comes in the middle?]

Sambha: Beech mein koi nahi aata. [Nobody comes in the middle.]

Gabbar: To phir dono ek saath kyon nahi atey? [Then why don't they both come together?]

Sambha: Do ek ke baad hi aa sakta hai, kyonki do ek se bada hai. [Two can come only after one, because two is greater than one.]

Gabbar: Do ek se bada hai? Kitna bada hai? [Two is greater than one? How much greater?]

Sambha: Do ek se ek bada hai. [Two is one more than one.]

Gabbar: Agar do ek se ek bada hai to ek ek se kitna bada hai? [If two is one more than one, then how much more than one is one?]

Sambha: Sardar, maine tumhara namak khaya hai, mujhe goli mar do. [Sir, I've eaten your salt. Please shoot me.]

3 comments:

km said...

Dilip, are you sure it's a joke and not a Zen koan about the duality of the mind?

It helps if you've seen a certain obscure film from the 1970s.

Please use [sarcasm][/sarcasm] tags. Some people get offended at such statements :)

Sudhakar Nair said...

Right DD, I do know who I am!!

Im still laughing....

Dilip D'Souza said...

km, it is a Zen koan. You remember, that's why Gabbar says: Zen what, Sambha? Koan the voah aadmi?

All right, bad pun day, sorry.

Sud, you here! Where's my vodka, pal?