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The Elusive Thank You

How do you say “thank you” in Malayalam? For years, I didn’t know. Because I never heard the word.

Nanni.

Not that Malayalees are thankless people. Gratitude is just not often demonstrated in words, I suppose.

When in Kerala, Anthony Bourdain’s crew asked how to say “thank you” and started practicing the word. How funny, I thought.