Today’s lesson is an introduction to couple words. Couple words are two words that indicate the same thing. Their origin can be traced back to the popular dialogue in the 80s – ‘Aur Kaam Kaaj Kaisa Chal Raha Hai?’

Couple words act as great conversation fillers and are beautifully cringeworthy.


Football Shootball Haye Rabba

Shaadi Vaadi

Paise Shaise

and the epic combo, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar.

However, one needs to be really careful while using them in a conversation. You see, I was talking to this lady today and after the usual ‘aakhir uski life meri life se boring kaise’ bits, we reached a point in conversation where you had to use a conversation filler like ‘Aur batao’. I decided to go with a couple-word.

So I asked her: “Aur saving-shaving ho rahi hai aaj kal?”

I think I’ll never find out the answer to that question.