Crows and Laks
So The Dosa Boys are sitting around at Wangdi's Inn in Darjeeling with the owner Jordan Wangdi, who is a star and all-round great Nepalese dude, when Ivan asks,
"How much does a place like this cost?"
To which Jordan replies
"What the hell?!" I said, "You bought this using animals?! What's wrong with rupees!?"
So it turns out that a "crore" (pronounced "crow") is like a million rupees.
But it doesn't stop there.
"A crow is 100 laks" Jordan said, as if this was supposed to make it easier
"So what the hell is a lak?" we ask.
We then proceeded to try to convert laks into dollars, crows into pounds, laks into crows, crows into bread and wine and when we'd all given up Ivan pulled a rabbit out a hat.
Original Post time and date:
1/9/07, 8:47 AM