Traffic pull-ss

As slang would have it, this is Lahore, but when you really want to make a point, then it is ‘Laore’ as in ‘Laore, laore ai’.
Likewise, police becomes pullse (pull-ss), and a traffic sergeant becomes – wait for it – becomes ‘chillarh’. Of course, no roman English can give you the pronunciation of a chillarh! No sir, it can’t.
We have been getting some good people working for the Traffic police recently – those new recruits, thanks to our efficiently functional, highly paid Motorway Police. And a lot of stories to share.
For example, if you are stopped over for a small misdemeanor, say, a white line crossed over by your car at a red light. The new dude will come up and upon noticing that you are educated, will make it a point to tell you that, ‘yai kaam siraf jaahil loge kartay hain’ (only illiterates do this), to drive the point home. And these new dudes are educated. A friend of mine ran into one who was a LLB. And that is all good. Good people can only make good change, and thats a rule.

Do you have any stories about these new dudes, as I am oh-so-eloquently calling them? hmmm…

2 Comments so far

  1. Sa'ad (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    How can one become ‘one of those dudes’ ?


  2. Momekh (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    I think you are asking that how do you get a job as a traffic policeman? right?
    I don’t know. *insert sheepish smile*



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