The Easteners and Northerners

Aleykutty Varghese (77) is famous for her valuable collections of idioms and proverbs in Malayalam. Today, I heard this in the morning:

Meaning (not literal): In the evening, if you want to meet the Eastern keralites, you must wait for them on the road. If you want to meet Northerners, you must visit their home.

I asked her "Why?"

She says "Northerners, after the day's toil, take bath and prefer to stay at home wearing fresh clothes. Eastern Keralites, on the other hand, do not take bath or dress up, instead they go to the market for shopping or chitchatting with friends."

Has it really anything to do with the ways of life of Northerners and Easterners?

1 comment:

  1. Hazel Anne GeorgeMarch 26, 2010 at 4:13 AM

    valimachi yde wartemanengal kelkan nalla rasam unde
    Hazel Anne George