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I can speak a good english

DNMUM381016 | 1/11/2017 | Author : Sajid Khan | WC :653

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In school, I was the spelling Bee champion and also a smart alec. Not a great combination. I remember at the inter-school competition, the teacher asked me to spell Mississippi. I spelt it as M-R-S. S-I-P-P-Y.
I was dispatched from the competition faster than a ball hitting Gayle’s bat. She said that “I’m ashamed you don’t know Mississippi” and I said that “I’m ashamed that you don’t know M-R-S. S-I-P-P-Y, wife of the guy who made Sholay.” She got further enraged and told me, “You are punished” she said, “You will immediately go to the detention kaybin.” To which I said “M’am, I’ll go, but to the cabin not ‘kaybin’”, phir se pada mujhe Gayle ka chakka!
Cut to 20 years later (1999): I’m in New York, hosting a Bollywood awards nite, fe
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