Tuesday, January 22, 2013

True meaning of "Khal"

I’ve been encountering lotsa comments where they misuse ‘Khal’ on Facebook like – “I van ‘khal’ em em!” “Awi! khal tops” “Tunlai chu ka ‘khal’ lutuk a” etc. which were mostly posted on a not-so-thin (read fat) girl’s pictures. How they use the word ‘khal’ here stands for ‘thau’ (fat), so when you receive a comment like “I van khal em em” – know that they meant - “You’re so fat”. Think that as an insult!

Not only in Facebook but daily conversations you heard about girls becoming “khal-er” (fatter) everyday is misleading our generation to a very serious depth of wrongness. If you have a plump figure, excess amount of flesh and people you meet everyday begins a communication by saying, “Hey, why the round face?” – You are fat, not “khal”. Abused by wrong use of the word ‘khal’ everyday, born is this post.

Khal” - a Mizo word meaning “Solid” is derived from a Latin word “Khalustas” meaning “Sexy”. I’m afraid nobody knows what is “sexy” in Latin.





In the year 1570, a young Spanish sailor Pedro de Zubiaur was on his voyage to meet the love of his life in India. Blinded by the intense eagerness to meet the lovely bird, he accidentally landed in one of the docks in Southern India. The people there are called “Khalasis” and are known for their skills, teamwork and skilled divers. Since the weather was cold and winds and tides were strong, they decided to stay for the night.

Since Pedro and his crew were in such joyful mood, they decided to enjoy the night and yet, wait for the girl there. Message was sent to the girl by carrier pigeons. During the celebration with wine, dances and singing, Pedro’s eyes were caught by an attractive young Khalasi girl who was belly dancing in front of him. Her skin was white; lips were red like cherry, her body was sexy and not fat (you know the body of swimmer). Drunken Pedro was so impressed and mumbled “Khalas…khalass……” and shouted “Khalustas”. Long story short, a Mizo guy was there.

When that Mizo guy returned to his native, he started to call every young, attractive, sexy and not-fat girls as “Khal”. He forgot the word “Khalustas” and thus, “Khal” was born. Just like the birth of “Iskut”.

Since time immemorial, “Khal” is never “fat”. There is another word – “Thau

So, use the word “Khal” wisely. And the girls who receive comments like – “I van ‘khal’ em em!” “Awi! khal tops” will know what we really mean.

And I’m not here to disgrace the fat, but please Save the Whales! Peace :D



(PS - This is an attempt at humour)

11 comments:

zakk_kima said...

hahahahaha nicely narrated and almost believable lol. ka thlalak hi ka en ka ena and i think i qualify as Khal ;-p

Jerusha said...

Clever clever! haha and pretty darn funny to boot. I almost believed you when you started about the Latin thing. I do applaud the cleverness, I really do. However, as a non-Khal person who strives very hard to metamorphise from 'Thau' to 'Khal,' I will admit that this post made me want to go hog on bacon and cheese sandwich (extra cheese) and top it off with non-diet coke, super large.

Jerusha said...

And don't forget extra bacon. Like they say, bacon is always the answer.

Dr John said...

Haha...
Truly truly Inspiring Sarjiii,
:P :D

Mimihrahsel said...

Gosh Your funny. :)

I've always thought Khal to be like how you explained. In a world where super models are too skinny that they are not attractive any more, and in spite of that girls still take pills to be thin, I think its the responsibility of you guys to make aware that girls are much attractive when they are khal, and not thin, but not fat. Good post.

Lal Jo-a said...

@zakk_kima : it may sound gay but i khal khat tlat :P

@Jerusha : Thanks K'u Maimawm. and one thing you must know - exercise....exxerrrciseee....
ex..er...cise...eggs are sides for bacon. :-)

@DrJohn - Thank you ka pu daktawr :-)

@Mimi - Am I? :D Problem arises when we guys try to make a girl aware of her beauty, her khalness etc and we are often called "Lerh-a" "Zaktheilopa" blah blah. :P

Mizohican said...

To put it simple in one sentence -

KHAL: More cushion for the pushing. :D :P

Lal Jo-a said...

@Kima - hahaha..but not too much cushion.

funny™ said...

hahaha. tha khawpmai.

Masseu Tluangte Khiangté said...

LOLs

Anonymous said...

haha tha khawp mai!!