Sunday, August 26, 2007

moti catching some rays


One of the neighborhood dogs I feed, Moti (meaning big or fat), laying out in the sun - and as is usual for the street animals here, in the middle of the road! Somehow they manage to not get run over too often or too seriously, but I still get worried when they lounge like this in unsafe places!
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Slaint...

Welcome back. "Moti" for a dog's name means pearl, "moti" in Hindi. It is a a very common Hindi, "Bambaiya" dog name.

Ohh...!! Mumbai! Its so sooo hot and muggy in Boston right now.

I miss Mumbai..!! And Slaint, you help us.

Thank you.

And BTW, I am a strict regular of MDP. I have commented on the snaps before as usual - "Anonymous".


11:13 PM  
Anonymous Chad said...

he looks like a sweet dog

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, 'moti' also does mean "fat woman", pronounced with a hard "T" (difficult to convey in writing). However, I agree that as a pet's name, the usage is 'moti' with a soft "T", meaning "Pearl".

11:43 PM  
Blogger • Eliane • said...

Hi names suits him well. Seems like you feed him pretty well. ;)

9:22 AM  
Blogger slaint said...

i didn't name him, but was told by others that his name Moti (perhaps spelled wrong?) meant fat or big. He's a pretty big dog compared to many of Mumbai's street dogs!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the first poster said was right.
The meaning differs based on how you pronounce it. In the case of the dog, Moti is pronounced "moe-thi", where "thi" would be like "thi-mble", but with a little bit less emphasis on the 'th'.
Moti, when pronounced as "moe-tea" means fat.

I suppose you must have asked them what "Moe-tea" means, to which everyone would have said "fat". Fun, huh? :)

6:56 AM  

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