Sales Pitch.


This kid in Mumbai knows his shpiel in many languages. If you know one of these languages, leave a comment and tell us what he says and how well. Push play or go to YouTube. -via Arbroath

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Thanks Jennifer for clearing that up. He is actually saying daddy - but I didn't know why.

Oh and when the boy says the word fifty in Arabic, he doesn't pronounce it correctly. He says "kamseen" while in Arabic the first letter is not pronounced as a K but a Ø®. It's not a letter in English but it's transliterated as "kh".

It kinda sounds like that noise you make when you choke on a popcorn kernel...
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Brandon -
And yet you participate in the 'galloping' and commenting? At least these people here have some sympathy, aren't too jaded to feel a moment of emotion (other than spite or self-disgust).

Plus, it isn't our fault that we were born into societies privledged enough to have the internet access and some free time. If you want to feel guitly about that, then fine - you can feel guilty or do something to alieveate your guilt (like charity work). But don't spread you guilt onto others. Perpetuating negativity never helps anything.
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i think it's sad that we sit around here, galloping on this huge broadband horse commenting about how sad these poor, poor little brown children who live in india are, aww, how heavy is this first world cross we bear, step aside mother theresa, give me your poor, tired and hungry
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For Jerse - I'm not very well skilled in Arabic but if he did use 'father' in the pitch (I didn't pick it up in French though) it's not that strange.

I've been called 'mother' by many street kids who are selling or begging. It pulls at the heart strings horribly and it is good at guilt-tripping people into buying/donating. Even when I traveled with my parents as a teenager (like 14 to 17) kids would rush up and call me mother, urging me 'Mother, please buy.' and other variations.
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