Friday, November 9, 2007

Origin of "Sir" - Indian Style

I wonder where Indians got the habit of adding "Sir" to a sentence.

Yesterday, I was watching Yogi B song in youtube. He goes, "Raja Sir pattu podu". What's wrong in asking "Illyaraja Songs podu".

The worst thing is, when they are not watched or when they are with their friends they would go, "Otha Illyaraja pattu super illa?"

This habit is worst in the government office. If you are not a big shot you have to call the guy who supplies tea, with a "Sir".

Does anyone know the history behind this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this of course goes back to british days, when indians were made to call them sir, as a sign of respect, and that has remained.

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