Tuesday, June 14, 2005

erumbu kadi (PJ warning)

An ant knocks the door of a house. House owner opens the door.
"I want a place to stay", said the ant ..
"I have a vacant room which you can occupy for free of cost", said the owner.
Ant went inside and occupied that vacant room.
After some days, the ant brought in another ant and requested the owner
"Can you please allow this ant to stay along with me".
"Oh sure, you can do so without paying any rent" said the owner.
After some days the ant brought one more ant and requested the owner to
allow that ant to stay with it. Owner agreed to it without asking for
any rent.
This continues and ant brings in one more ant and owner agrees for it.
On one fine day, the ant brought in the tenth ant and requested theowner
to allow that tenth ant also to stay with it.
The owner said "Ok, you all can stay here but you need to pay rent".
Now the question is : Why did the owner ask for rent when the tenth ant
came in?

Highlight this section to see the answer:
...Because they are now Tenants (Ten ants) !!


Balaji said...

good erumbu kadi :)

Kaps said...

Thanks for letting me know about this. I need to collect rent from them.

Munimma said...

Kaps, I wish! I would be a millionaire(ss) if I could ;-)

Ram.C said...

grrr.... but still too good.

thennavan said...
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thennavan said...

paththu erumbugalidam vaadagai ketpathu
paththaathu; oru erumbidame kettirukka vendum; adhu thara maruththirundaal veliye poga solliyirukka vendum; appadi thaanaaga pogavillai endraal vac(uum) pottirukkalaam; appodhu ennavaayirukkum?

(vidai keezhe kaanga)



Kaps said...


Endha book lendhu kavidhai ellam edukkareenga? Ella post-kum oru readymade kavidhai varudhe.

Munimma said...

thennavan, semma kotharal!

thennavan said...

Kaps, naan kavignanum illai, nalla rasiganum illai, blog seyyum aasai illaa bommaiyum illai :-)

Thalaivar style-le sollanumnaa, appadi ippadi kettaa adellaam varaadu paa, appoppo adhu veliyile varum podhu thaan theriyum :-)

Real answer is words seem to flow easily in my head in more than a couple of languages and so I am able to size up something quickly enough for my brain to process it and come up with something else. Porumaa en perumai? :-)