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When I joined a new school in class 3, our class teacher Mrs Lemos would teach us some lessons in niceties too.
She would tell us the importance of Ps and Qs and teach us how to eat without making noise.
She would check each day whether we brought a handkerchief with us or not.
My  मामी gave me some hand painted hankies which I carried to school proudly.
Mrs Lemos was checking…
She was extremely pleased to see my beautiful hanky…
Who painted this? She asked
My मामी …I was quick…
Oh your mummy??
No my मामी…I repeated….clueless that English is a funny language…and whether its your
मामी चाची बुआ or neighbour
she is Aunt/aunty…
Thats what I said !! smiled Mrs Lemos….your mummy!!
No miss…my मामी….I was adamant !!!
she gave up!!

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