Monday, March 01, 2021

Quotes of the day - Don't know my mother tongue, and proud of it.

Illiteracy is seldom declared proudly, unless you are a metro citizen of India, declaring your Hindi illiteracy. 


I rarely judge, but one has to work really hard to not know one's mother tongue. 


Ignorance because of lack of opportunity deserves support. Ignorance because of unwillingness to learn deserves understanding, but pride in the latter kind of ignorance deserves whole hearted laughter. 


One is rarely judgemental, but to not know one's mother tongue and then to be proud of that illiteracy, is, as Poirot would put it, Twice imbecile.

I would use a Sanskrit reference, but like, you wouldn't get it. 


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